prodigiosin

noun

pro·​dig·​i·​o·​sin prō-ˌdij-ē-ˈō-sᵊn How to pronounce prodigiosin (audio)
: a red antibiotic pigment C20H25N3O that is produced by a bacterium of the genus Serratia (S. marcescens) and was formerly used against protozoans (as the parasite of amebic dysentery) and against fungi (as the parasite of coccidioidomycosis)

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“Prodigiosin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prodigiosin. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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