tyrocidine

/ (ˌtaɪrəʊˈsaɪdiːn) /

noun

an antibiotic that is the main constituent of tyrothricin

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Word Origin for tyrocidine

C20: from tyro (sine) + -cid (e) + -ine 1

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Medical definitions for tyrocidine

tyrocidine

n.

A polypeptide antibiotic, produced by the soil microorganism Bacillus brevis, a major constituent of tyrothricin.
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