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Meaning of bacitracin

bac•i•tra•cin

Pronunciation: (bas"i-trā'sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antibiotic polypeptide derived by the hydrolytic action of Bacillus subtilis on protein, primarily used topically in the treatment of superficial infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive organisms.
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