tyrocidine

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noun ty·ro·ci·dine \ˌtī-rə-ˈsī-dən\
variants: or less commonly

tyrocidin

Definition of tyrocidine

  1. :  a basic polypeptide antibiotic produced by a soil bacillus (Bacillus brevis)

Origin and Etymology of tyrocidine

tyrothricin + gramicidin


First Known Use: 1940


Medical Dictionary

tyrocidine

noun ty·ro·ci·dine
variants: also

tyrocidin

\ˌtī-rə-ˈsīd-ən\play

Medical Definition of tyrocidine

  1. :  a basic polypeptide antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium of the genus Bacillus (B. brevis) and constituting the major component of tyrothricin


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