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colicin

[kol-uh-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. any bacteriocin produced by certain strains of Escherichia coli and having a lethal effect on strains other than the producing strain.
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Origin of colicin

1945–50; < French colicine, equivalent to coli- (see coliform) + -cine, probably extracted from names of antibiotics ending in -mycine -mycin
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colicin in Medicine

colicin

(kŏlĭ-sĭn, kōlĭ-)
n.
  1. Any of various antibacterial proteins produced by certain strains of the colon bacillus that are lethal to other closely related strains of bacteria.
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