bacteriocin

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​cin | \ bak-ˈtir-ē-ə-sən How to pronounce bacteriocin (audio) \

Definition of bacteriocin

: an antibiotic (such as colicin) produced by bacteria

Examples of bacteriocin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another early target for bacteriocins is livestock. NBC News, "The 'Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse' Can Be Prevented. Here's How," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bacteriocin

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacteriocin

International Scientific Vocabulary bacteri- + -cin (as in colicin)

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“Bacteriocin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriocin. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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bacteriocin

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​cin | \ bak-ˈtir-ē-ə-sən How to pronounce bacteriocin (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacteriocin

: an antibiotic (as colicin) produced by bacteria

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