cephalosporin


ceph·a·lo·spo·rin

noun \ˌse-fə-lə-ˈspr-ən\

Definition of CEPHALOSPORIN

:  any of several antibiotics produced by an imperfect fungus (genus Acremonium syn. Cephalosporium)

Origin of CEPHALOSPORIN

NL Cephalosporium, genus of fungi + 1-in
First Known Use: 1951

ceph·a·lo·spo·rin

noun \ˌsef-ə-lə-ˈspōr-ən, -ˈspr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CEPHALOSPORIN

: any of several beta-lactam antibiotics produced by an imperfect fungus of the genus Acremonium or made semisynthetically

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