HyperDic: gramicidin

English > 1 sense of the word gramicidin:
NOUNartifactgramicidinan antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium
English > gramicidin: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium; used chiefly as an antiseptic in treating local infections produced by Gram-positive bacteria.
Broaderantibiotic, antibiotic drugA chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
antisepticA substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

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