tyrocidin


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ty·ro·ci·dine

also ty·ro·ci·din  (tī′rə-sīd′n)
n.
An antibiotic substance that is a major constituent of tyrothricin and consists of a mixture of several closely related polypeptides produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis.

[tyro(thricin) + (grami)cid(in) + -ine.]
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Noun1.tyrocidin - a basic polypeptide antibiotic derived from a soil bacteriumtyrocidin - a basic polypeptide antibiotic derived from a soil bacterium; a major component of tyrothricin
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"
tyrothricin - a mixture of antibiotics applied locally to infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria
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