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bacteriocins

Pronunciation: bak-tēr′ē-ō-sinz

Definition: Proteins produced by certain bacteria that have bacteriocinogenic plasmids and that exert a lethal effect on closely related bacteria; in general, bacteriocins have a narrower range of activity than antibiotics and are more potent.

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