Nocardia orientalis

No·car·di·a or·i·en·ta·'lis

a bacterial species that produces vancomycin.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

No·car·di·a or·i·en·ta·lis

(nō-kahr'dē-ă ōr-ē-en-tā'lis)
A bacterial species that produces vancomycin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Vancomycin is a tricyclic glycopeptide antibiotic derived from Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly Nocardia orientalis) used for serious gram positive infections.