\ɹˈapɪsˌɪdɪn], \ɹˈapɪsˌɪdɪn], \ɹ_ˈa_p_ɪ_s_ˌɪ_d_ɪ_n]\
Definitions of RAPICIDIN
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An antibiotic mixture produced by Bacillus brevis which may be separated into three components, tyrocidines A, B, and C. It is the major constituent (40-60 per cent) of tyrothricin, gramicidin accounting for the remaining 10-20 per cent active material. It is a topical antimicrobial agent, that is very toxic parenterally.
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