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tyrothricins

tyrothricins is a plural form of tyrothricin

tyrothricin

Definition:

a mixture of antibiotics applied locally to infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

tyrothricins

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

tyrocidine

Etymology:

New Latin Tȳrothrix, former bacteria genus name (Greek tūros, cheese; see teuə-...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Tyrothricin | C65H85N11O13 [chemical formula]

a cyclic polypeptide-antibiotic mixture from Bacillus brevis. It's a locally effective antibiotic effective against gram-positive bacteria. It's sometimes combined with benzocaine 5 mg to provide relief from sore throats. In systemic intake it can lead... (35 of 405 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

tyrothricin

an antibiotic, obtained from the soil bacterium "Bacillus brevis", consisting of tyrocidine and gramicidin and active against Gram-positive bacteria ... (19 of 214 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tyrothricin

American Heritage Dictionary:

tyrothricin

A gray-brown mixture consisting mainly of tryocidine and gramicidin, used as a topical antibiotic in treating infections caused by gram-positive ... (20 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tyrothricin

Merriam-Webster:

tyrothricin

an antibiotic mixture consisting chiefly of tyrocidine and gramicidin and used topically especially against gram-positive bacteria (16 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tyrothricin

Wiktionary:

tyrothricin

a mixture of the antibiotics tyrocidine and gramicidin, used topically to treat gram-positive bacterial infections (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tyrothricin

Britannica Encyclopedia:

antibiotic [chemical compound]

chemical substance produced by a living organism, generally a microorganism, that is detrimental to other microorganisms. Although antibiotics are ... (19 of 564 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/27751​/antibiotic

Oxford Dictionary:

antibiotic

a medicine (such as penicillin or its derivatives) that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms | relating to antibiotics (19 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/antibiotic

New World Dictionary:

antibiotic [United States]

of antibiosis | destroying bacteria and other microorganisms or inhibiting their growth | of antibiotics | any of certain chemical substances produced ... (19 of 67 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antibiotic

Random House Dictionary:

antibiotic

[biochemistry, pharmacology] : any of a large group of chemical substances, ... | of or involving antibiotics. (16 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/antibiotic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

antibiotic [countable] | antibiotics [plural]

a drug that cures illnesses and infections caused by bacteria. Doctors often give people a course of antibiotics, when they have to take a fixed ... (25 of 58 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/antibiotic

Cambridge Dictionary:

antibiotic

a medicine or chemical that can destroy harmful bacteria in the body or limit their growth (16 of 52 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/antibiotic

Columbia Encyclopedia:

antibiotic

any of a variety of substances, usually obtained from microorganisms, that inhibit the growth of or destroy certain other microorganisms. (20 of 22 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0804210​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

tyrothricin

an antibiotic drug made from tyrocidine and gramicidin. Use: against gram-positive bacteria in local infections. (15 of 35 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722912​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

tyrothricin

Origin: New Latin Tȳrothrix, former bacteria genus name (Greek tūros, cheese; see teuə- in Indo-European roots + Greek thrix, trikh-, hair) + "-in".

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Collins Dictionary:

tyrothricin

First use: 20th century

Origin: from New Latin Tyrothrix (genus name), from Greek turos cheese + thrix hair

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Merriam-Webster:

tyrothricin

First use: 1940

Origin: New Latin Tyrothoric-, Tyrothrix, genus name formerly applied to various bacteria

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tyrothricin

Encarta Dictionary:

tyrothricin

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: modern Latin Tyrothric- from Greek turos "cheese" + thrix "hair"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722912​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

tyrothricin

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tyrothricin"

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the Free Dictionary:

tyrothricin

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "tyrothricin"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

tyrothricin

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tyrothricin"

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YourDictionary Audio:

tyrothricin

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