colicin

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noun co·li·cin \ˈkō-lə-sən\
variants: or less commonly

colicine

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Definition of colicin

  1. :  any of various antibacterial substances produced by strains of intestinal bacteria (as of E. coli)

Origin and Etymology of colicin

French colicine, from col- + -cine (as in streptomycine streptomycin)


First Known Use: 1946


Medical Dictionary

colicin

play
noun co·li·cin \ˈkō-lə-sən\
variants: also

colicine

\-ˌsēn\play

Medical Definition of colicin

  1. :  any of various antibacterial proteins that are produced by some strains of intestinal bacteria (as E. coli) having a specific plasmid and that often act to inhibit macromolecular synthesis in related strains


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