bactericidin


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bactericidin

 [bak″ter-ĭ-sīd´in]
an antibody that causes complement-dependent lysis of bacteria.

bactericidin

/bac·te·ri·ci·din/ (-din) bactericidal antibody.

bactericidin

Etymology: Gk, bakterion + L, caedere, to kill
an antibody that kills bacteria in the presence of complement. Also called bacteriocidin.

bactericidin

An older term for:
(1) Antibacterial antibiotic; 
(2) Antibacterial antibody.

bac·te·ri·ci·din

(bak-tēr'i-sī'din)
An antibody that kills bacteria in the presence of complement.
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