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)

First Known Use of tyrocidine

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tyrocidine

tyrothricin + gramicidin

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tyrocidine

noun
ty·ro·ci·dine
variants: also tyrocidin \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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