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bacteriocin

noun bac·te·ri·o·cin \bak-ˈtir-ē-ə-sən\

Definition of BACTERIOCIN

:  an antibiotic (as colicin) produced by bacteria

Origin of BACTERIOCIN

International Scientific Vocabulary bacteri- + -cin (as in colicin)
First Known Use: 1954

bacteriocin

noun bac·te·ri·o·cin \bak-ˈtir-ē-ə-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BACTERIOCIN

:  an antibiotic (as colicin) produced by bacteria

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