bacitracin

noun
bac·​i·​tra·​cin | \ ˌba-sə-ˈtrā-sᵊn \

Definition of bacitracin

: a polypeptide antibiotic isolated from a bacillus (Bacillus subtilis or B. licheniformis) and usually used topically especially against gram-positive bacteria

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The bills in our database show that one hospital in Tennessee charged a patient a pretty reasonable $1 for bacitracin — while another hospital in Seattle charged $76 for the exact same ointment. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned.," 18 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of bacitracin

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacitracin

New Latin Bacillus subtilis (species of bacillus producing the toxin) + Margaret Tracy born about 1936 American child in whose tissues it was found

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bacitracin

noun
bac·​i·​tra·​cin | \ ˌbas-ə-ˈtrās-ᵊn \

Medical Definition of bacitracin

: a polypeptide antibiotic isolated from a bacillus (Bacillus subtilis or B. licheniformis) and usually used topically especially against gram-positive bacteria

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