Colistin meaning

kə-lĭstĭn, kō-
An antibiotic produced by the bacterium Bacillus polymyxa (also known as B. colistinus ) that is effective against a wide range of gram-negative bacteria and is used in the treatment of certain infections, especially of the ear.
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An antibiotic produced by the bacterium Bacillus polymyxa (also known as B. colistinus ) that is effective against a wide range of gram-negative bacteria and is used in the treatment of certain infections, especially of the ear.
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(medicine) A polymixin antibiotic effective against a range of gram-negative bacteria.
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Origin of colistin

  • From New Latin colistīnus specific epithet from coli–

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