A polypeptide antibiotic, produced by the soil microorganism Bacillus brevis, that is a major constituent of tyrothricin.
An antibacterial substance obtained from a soil bacillus (Bacillus brevis)
An antibiotic substance that is a major constituent of tyrothricin and consists of a mixture of several closely related polypeptides produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis.
Origin of tyrocidine
- tyro(thricin) (grami)cid(in) –ine
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition