Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibiotic produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis and used to treat infections caused by certain gram-positive bacteria.

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  • n. A heterogeneous combination of six antibiotic compounds.

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  • n. an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium; used chiefly as an antiseptic in treating local infections produced by Gram-positive bacteria

Etymologies

gram(-positive) + -cid(e) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Synge has shown this in some very beautiful investigations on the structure of gramicidin, an antibiotic active against certain bacteria.

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  • From 1942 to 1948 he worked almost exclusively with the antibiotic peptides of the gramicidin group.

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  • For perforated patch-clamp recordings, gramicidin-D (50 mg/ml in dimethylsulfoxide) was dissolved at 50 µg/ml in the internal medium.

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  • - Constructed with liquid crystalline gramicidin and blue / purple filters.

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  • Killian JA, de Kruijff B (1985) Importance of hydration for gramicidin-induced hexagonal HII phase formation in dioleoylphosphatidylcholine model membranes.

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  • In 1939 and 1944, they purified the antibiotics gramicidin and streptomycin from soil samples, in Waksman’s case, from a farmyard where chickens had gotten sick.4

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