pyocyanase

noun

pyo·​cy·​a·​nase ˌpī-ō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce pyocyanase (audio)
: a mixture of antibiotics once regarded as a specific bacteriolytic enzyme that is obtained from a bacterium of the genus Pseudomonas (P. aeruginosa) and that is a soluble yellowish green alkaline amorphous substance capable of digesting various other bacteria

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“Pyocyanase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pyocyanase. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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