methicillin

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meth·i·cil·lin

noun \ˌme-thə-ˈsi-lən\

Definition of METHICILLIN

:  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

meth·i·cil·lin

noun \ˌmeth-ə-ˈsil-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METHICILLIN

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

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