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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Micostatín

Mycostatin (MY-koh-STA-tin)
A drug used to treat infections caused by fungi (a type of microorganism). It is made by certain strains of bacteria and kills fungi by binding to their membranes. Mycostatin is a type of antifungal agent.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.