bacteriocin

noun

bac·​te·​ri·​o·​cin bak-ˈtir-ē-ə-sən How to pronounce bacteriocin (audio)
: 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, 20 Oct. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacteriocin was in 1954

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Cite this Entry

“Bacteriocin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriocin. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

bacteriocin

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​cin bak-ˈtir-ē-ə-sən How to pronounce bacteriocin (audio)
: an antibiotic (as colicin) produced by bacteria
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