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gramicidin

[ gram-uh-sahyd-n ]
/ ˌgræm əˈsaɪd n /
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noun Pharmacology.
a crystalline, water-insoluble antibiotic obtained from tyrothrycin by extraction, used chiefly in treating local infections caused by Gram-positive organisms.
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Also called gramicidin D .

Origin of gramicidin

First recorded in 1935–40; Gram-(positive) + -i- + -cide + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for gramicidin

gramicidin

gramicidin D

/ (ˌɡræmɪˈsaɪdɪn) /

noun
an antibiotic used in treating local Gram-positive bacterial infections: obtained from the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis

Word Origin for gramicidin

C20: from Gram (-positive) + -cid (e) + -in
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