[ kol-uh-sin ]
/ ˈkɒl ə sɪn /
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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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How to use colicin in a sentence
She say I didn' need to learn nothin' 'cept how to count so's I could feed de mules widout colicin' 'em.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Medical definitions for colicin
[ kŏl′ĭ-sĭn, kō′lĭ- ]
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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