gramicidin d.

gramicidin

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


Origin:
1935–40; Gram-(positive) + -i- + -cide + -in2

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gramicidin or gramicidin D (ˌɡræmɪˈsaɪdɪn)
 
n
an antibiotic used in treating local Gram-positive bacterial infections: obtained from the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis
 
[C20: from Gram(-positive) + -cid(e) + -in]
 
gramicidin D or gramicidin D
 
n
 
[C20: from Gram(-positive) + -cid(e) + -in]

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gramicidin gram·i·ci·din (grām'ĭ-sīd'n)
n.
An antibiotic produced by a Bacillis bacterium and used to treat certain gram-positive bacteria infections.

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