bactericidin


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bactericidin

 [bak″ter-ĭ-sīd´in]
an antibody that causes complement-dependent lysis of bacteria.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bactericidin

An older term for:
(1) Antibacterial antibiotic; 
(2) Antibacterial antibody.
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bac·te·ri·ci·din

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