gramicidin(redirected from Gramicidin A)
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An antibiotic substance consisting of a mixture of several closely related polypeptides, produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis and used topically to treat infections caused by certain gram-positive bacteria.
(Pharmacology) an antibiotic used in treating local Gram-positive bacterial infections: obtained from the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis
[C20: from Gram(-positive) + -cid(e) + -in]
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|Noun||1.||gramicidin - an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium; used chiefly as an antiseptic in treating local infections produced by Gram-positive bacteria|
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
n. gramicidina, antibiótico producido por Bacillus brevis, localmente activo contra bacterias gram-positivas.