gramicidin d.


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.

1935–40; Gram-(positive) + -i- + -cide + -in2 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
gramicidin or gramicidin D (ˌɡræmɪˈsaɪdɪn)
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
[C20: from Gram(-positive) + -cid(e) + -in]

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

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