- any bacteriocin produced by certain strains of Escherichia coli and having a lethal effect on strains other than the producing strain.
Origin of colicin
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- 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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