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pyocyanin

noun pyo·cy·a·nin \ˌpī-ō-ˈsī-ə-nən\

Definition of PYOCYANIN

:  a toxic blue crystalline pigment C13H10N2O that is formed in the metabolism of a bacterium of the genus Pseudomonas (P. aeruginosa), gives a bluish tint to pus infected with this organism, is a quinone imine related to phenazine, and has antibiotic activity especially toward gram-positive bacteria

Variants of PYOCYANIN

pyo·cy·a·nin or pyo·cy·a·nine \-ˌnēn\
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