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tyrothricin

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noun ty·ro·thri·cin \ˌtī-rə-ˈthrī-sən\

Definition of tyrothricin

  1. :  an antibiotic mixture consisting chiefly of tyrocidine and gramicidin and used topically especially against gram-positive bacteria



Origin of tyrothricin

New Latin Tyrothoric-, Tyrothrix, genus name formerly applied to various bacteria


First Known Use: 1940


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tyrothricin

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noun ty·ro·thri·cin \ˌtī-rə-ˈthrīs-ən\

Medical Definition of tyrothricin

  1. :  an antibiotic mixture that consists chiefly of tyrocidine and gramicidin, is obtained from a soil bacterium of the genus Bacillus (B. brevis), and is used in the topical treatment of infections especially of the skin and mouth caused by gram-positive bacteria




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