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cephalosporin

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noun ceph·a·lo·spo·rin \ˌse-fə-lə-ˈspȯr-ən\

Definition of cephalosporin

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



Origin and Etymology of cephalosporin

NL Cephalosporium, genus of fungi + 1-in


First Known Use: 1951


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cephalosporin

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noun ceph·a·lo·spo·rin \ˌsef-ə-lə-ˈspōr-ən, -ˈspȯr-\

Medical Definition of cephalosporin

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




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