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gramicidin

[gram-uh-sahyd-n] /ˌgræm əˈsaɪd n/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
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
1935-1940
1935-40; Gram-(positive) + -i- + -cide + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for gramicidin-d

gramicidin

/ˌɡræmɪˈsaɪdɪn/
noun
1.
an antibiotic used in treating local Gram-positive bacterial infections: obtained from the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis
Word Origin
C20: from Gram(-positive) + -cid(e) + -in
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gramicidin-d in Medicine

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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