tyrocidine

noun
ty·​ro·​ci·​dine | \ ˌtī-rə-ˈsī-dᵊn How to pronounce tyrocidine (audio) \
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyrocidine. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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tyrocidine

noun
ty·​ro·​ci·​dine
variants: also tyrocidin \ ˌtī-​rə-​ˈsīd-​ᵊn How to pronounce tyrocidin (audio) \

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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