bacteriocin

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bacteriocin

(bak-tēr-ē-ō'sin),
A protein toxin produced and released by bacteria to inhibit the growth of similar bacteria.

bacteriocin

(băk-tîr′ē-ə-sĭn′)
n.
An antibacterial substance, such as colicin, that is produced by certain bacteria and kills or inhibits the growth of closely related species or other strains within the same species.

bacteriocin

a PROTEIN TOXIN produced by BACTERIA, that is lethal to other bacteria, which are generally strains closely related to the producer ORGANISM. The producer may be immune to the bacteriocin.