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A polypeptide antibiotic obtained from a strain of a bacterium (Bacillus subtilis) and used as a topical ointment in the treatment of certain bacterial infections, especially those caused by cocci.
(Biochemistry) an antibiotic used mainly in treating bacterial skin infections: obtained from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis
[C20: baci(llus) + -trac- from Margaret Tracy (born 1936), American girl in whose blood Bacillus subtilis was found; see -in]
bac•i•tra•cin(ˌbæs ɪˈtreɪ sɪn)
an antibiotic polypeptide derived by the hydrolytic action of Bacillus subtilis on protein.
[1940–45; baci (llus) + (Margaret) Trac(y) (b. 1936), American child whose tissues were found to contain Bacillus subtilis + -in1]
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|Noun||1.||bacitracin - a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms; usually applied locally|
n. bacitracin, antibiótico efectivo en contra de ciertos estafilococos.