Gramicidin meaning

grăm'ĭ-sīd'n
An antibiotic produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis and used to treat infections caused by certain gram-positive bacteria.
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Any of a group of chemically related antibiotic polypeptides produced by a soil bacillus (Bacillus brevis) and used in medicines to treat various bacterial infections, esp. of the skin and eyes.
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An antibiotic substance consisting of a mixture of several closely related polypeptides, produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis and used topically to treat infections caused by certain gram-positive bacteria.
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A heterogeneous combination of six antibiotic compounds.
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Origin of gramicidin

  • gram(-positive) –cid(e) –in
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition