Bacteriocin meaning

băk-tîrē-ə-sĭn
An antibacterial substance, such as colicin, that is produced by certain bacteria and kills or inhibits the growth of closely related species or other strains within the same species.
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An antibacterial substance, such as colicin, that is produced by certain bacteria and kills or inhibits the growth of closely related species or other strains within the same species.
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(biochemistry) Any of a class of antibiotic toxins, produced by some bacteria, that target closely related bacteria.
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Origin of bacteriocin

  • bacterio– (coli)cin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition