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colicin

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noun co·li·cin \ˈkō-lə-sən\

Definition of colicin

  1. :  any of various antibacterial substances produced by strains of intestinal bacteria (as of E. coli)



Variants of colicin

also co·li·cine play \-ˌsēn\

Origin of colicin

French colicine, from col- + -cine (as in streptomycine streptomycin)


First Known Use: 1946


Medical Dictionary

colicin

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noun co·li·cin \ˈkō-lə-sən\

Medical Definition of colicin

  1. :  any of various antibacterial proteins that are produced by some strains of intestinal bacteria (as E. coli) having a specific plasmid and that often act to inhibit macromolecular synthesis in related strains



Variants of colicin

also co·li·cine \-ˌsēn\play

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