tyrocidine

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

Definition of tyrocidine

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

Origin and Etymology of tyrocidine

tyrothricin + gramicidin


Medical Dictionary

tyrocidine

noun ty·ro·ci·dine
variants: also tyrocidin play \ˌtī-rə-ˈsīd-ᵊn\

medical Definition of tyrocidine

: 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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