pyocyanin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyocyanin a toxic blue crystalline antibiotic found in green pus
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pyocyanin (Physiol. Chem) 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).
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyocyanin A blue pigment produced by the Bacillus pyocyaneus. It is soluble in chloroform.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. pus + dark blue