colistin

noun co·lis·tin \ kə-ˈli-stən , kō- \

Definition of colistin

:a polymyxin produced by a bacterium (Bacillus polymyxa var. colistinus) from Japanese soil

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Origin and Etymology of colistin

New Latin colistinus, specific epithet of the bacterium producing it


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colistin

noun co·lis·tin \ kə-ˈlis-tən, kō- \

medical Definition of colistin

:a polymyxin produced by a bacterium of the genus Bacillus (B. polymyxa var. colistinus) and used against some gram-negative pathogens especially of the genera Pseudomonas, Escherichia, Klebsiella, and Shigella

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