\\bakˈtirēəsə̇n\ noun (-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary bacteri- + -cin (as in colicin); originally formed as French bactériocine
: an antibacterial agent (as colicin) produced by bacteria

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  • Bacteriocin — Bacteriocins are proteinaceous toxins produced by bacteria to inhibit the growth of similar or closely related bacterial strain(s). They are typically considered to be narrow spectrum antibiotics, though this has been debated.[1] They are… …   Wikipedia

  • Bacteriocin — Bacteriocine sind proteinogene Toxine, die von bestimmten Bakterienstämmen abgesondert werden und das Wachstum anderer Stämme derselben oder ähnlicher Bakterienarten inhibieren. Anders als die – meist niedermolekularen – Antibiotika, die als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bacteriocin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary bacteri + cin (as in colicin) Date: 1954 an antibiotic (as colicin) produced by bacteria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bacteriocin — (bak te re o sin) A protein produced by a bacterial strain that kills other closely related strains …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • bacteriocin — bac·te·ri·o·cin (băk tîrʹē ə sĭn ) n. An antibacterial substance, such as colicin, produced by a strain of certain bacteria and harmful to another strain within the same family.   [bacterio + colicin.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bacteriocin — noun Any of a class of antibiotic toxins, produced by some bacteria, that target closely related bacteria …   Wiktionary

  • Bacteriocin — Bac|te|ri|o|cin ↑ Bakteriocin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bacteriocin — bac·te·ri·o·cin bak tir ē ə sən n an antibiotic (as colicin) produced by bacteria * * * bac·te·rio·cin (bak tērґe o″sin) a protein substance, e.g., colicin or staphylococcin, released by certain bacteria that kills but does not lyse… …   Medical dictionary

  • bacteriocin — bac·te·rio·cin …   English syllables

  • bacteriocin — A protein produced by bacteria of one strain and active against those of a closely related strain …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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