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methicillin

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noun meth·i·cil·lin \ˌme-thə-ˈsi-lən\

Definition of methicillin

  1. :  a semisynthetic penicillin C17H19N2O6NaS used especially in the form of its sodium salt against beta-lactamase-producing staphylococci



Origin of methicillin

meth- + penicillin


First Known Use: 1961


Medical Dictionary

methicillin

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noun meth·i·cil·lin \ˌmeth-ə-ˈsil-ən\

Medical Definition of methicillin

  1. :  a semisynthetic penicillin C17H19N2O6NaS that is especially effective against beta-lactamase producing staphylococci




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