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bac·i·tra·cin

 (băs′ĭ-trā′sĭn)
n.
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.

[baci(llus) + Trac(y I), laboratory designation of the strain of bacterium producing it (apparently from misspelling of the name of Margaret Treacy (1936?-1994), American child from whose tissue the strain was first isolated) + -in.]

bacitracin

(ˌbæsɪˈtreɪsɪn)
n
(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)

n.
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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Noun1.bacitracin - a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organismsbacitracin - a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms; usually applied locally
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"
Translations

bac·i·tra·cin

n. bacitracin, antibiótico efectivo en contra de ciertos estafilococos.

bacitracin

n bacitracina
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Bacillus subtilis is very common, found in air, water and decomposing plants, but is also useful, since it is used to produce bacitracin.