polymyxin

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Etymology[edit]

polymyxa +‎ -in, from B. polymyxa (Bacillus polymyxa), from which the antibiotic was isolated.

Noun[edit]

polymyxin (plural polymyxins)

  1. Any of several toxic antibiotics, derived from the soil bacterium Bacillus polymyxa, used to treat infections by gram-negative bacteria

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