cephalothin


ceph·a·lo·thin

noun \ˈse-fə-lə-thən, -ˌthin\

Definition of CEPHALOTHIN

:  a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from cephalosporin and used in the form of its sodium salt C16H15N2NaO6S2

Origin of CEPHALOTHIN

cephalosporin + thi- + 1-in
First Known Use: 1962

ceph·a·lo·thin

noun \ˈsef-ə-lə-(ˌ)thin\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CEPHALOTHIN

: a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic C16H15N2NaO6S2 that is an analog of a cephalosporin and is effective against penicillin-resistant staphylococci

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