Definition of Pyocyanin

1. Noun. A toxic blue crystalline antibiotic found in green pus.

Generic synonyms: Antibiotic, Antibiotic Drug



Definition of Pyocyanin

1. n. A blue coloring matter found in the pus from old sores, supposed to be formed through the agency of a species of bacterium (Bacillus pyocyaneus).

Definition of Pyocyanin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A greenish-blue pigment, produced by ''Pseudomonas aeruginosa'', that is an antibiotic and antifungal agent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyocyanin

pyloric stenosis
pyloric valve
pyloric vein
pyloroplasty
pylorus
pyloruses
pyn
pyne
pyned
pynes
pyning
pynoun
pynouns
pyo-
pyocyanase
pyocyanin (current term)
pyoderma
pyodermas
pyodermata
pyodermic
pyogenic
pyoid
pyometra
pyoner
pyoners
pyonings
pyopneumothorax
pyorrhea
pyorrhea alveolaris
pyorrheal

Literary usage of Pyocyanin

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1. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1880)
"pyocyanin. It has long ago been known that the pus of old sores sometimes presents a blue or green colouration, especially the former. ..."

2. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1880)
"pyocyanin. It has long ago been known that the pus of old sores sometimes presents a blue or green colouration, especially the former. ..."

3. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1880)
"pyocyanin. It Las long ago been known that the pus of old sores sometimes presents a blue or green colouration, especially the former. ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"pyocyanin turns red when treated with acid, while the fluorescent ... In all the cultures that I have worked with, pyocyanin is produced more slowly than ..."

5. Contributions from the Anatomical Laboratory by Brown University Anatomical Laboratory (1905)
"In no case, no matter what the reaction, did pyocyanin appear. Bacteria producing pyocyanin cannot be made to produce fluorescent pigment. ..."

6. A Manual of Bacteriology by George Miller Sternberg (1892)
"The pigment, which is called pyocyanin, is soluble in chloroform and crystallizes from a ... Peptone and gelatin are said to produce pyocyanin without the ..."

7. A Text-book of bacteriology by George Miller Sternberg (1896)
"The pigment, which is called pyocyanin, is soluble in chloroform and crystallizes from a ... Peptone and gelatin are said to produce pyocyanin without the ..."

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