Definition of gramicidin in English:


Line breaks: grami|ci¦din
Pronunciation: /ˌgramɪˈsʌɪdɪn


[mass noun] Medicine
  • An antibiotic with a wide range of activity, used in many medicinal preparations.
    • This antibiotic is obtained from the bacterium Bacillus brevis
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    • Her general practitioner had treated it unsuccessfully with neomycin and gramicidin ointment and oral flucloxacillin and metronidazole.
    • In fact, gramicidin is one of the first known antibiotics.
    • These interesting properties have made gramicidin an appropriate model for studying solvent effects on the structural changes of peptides and proteins.

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