Antibiotic vs Alamethicin - What's the difference?

antibiotic | alamethicin |


As nouns the difference between antibiotic and alamethicin

is that antibiotic is antibiotic while alamethicin is (medicine) a peptide antibiotic containing the amino acid 2-aminoisobutyric acid that is not found in proteins.

As an adjective antibiotic

is antibiotic.

antibiotic

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pharmacology) Any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and similar microorganisms.
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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (pharmacology) Of or relating to antibiotics.
  • (obsolete) Of or relating to the theory that extraterrestrial life does not exist.
  • See also

    * antibacterial * antiseptic

    alamethicin

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A peptide antibiotic containing the amino acid 2-aminoisobutyric acid that is not found in proteins