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Medical Term:

diplococcin

Pronunciation: dip'lo-kok'sin

Definition: An antibiotic crystalline substance isolated from cultures of lactic acid-producing cocci present in milk active against lactobacilli and certain gram-positive cocci, but inactive against gram-negative bacteria.

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