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oxacillin

noun ox·a·cil·lin \ˌäk-sə-ˈsi-lən\

Definition of OXACILLIN

:  a semisynthetic penicillin administered in the form of its hydrated sodium salt C19H18N3NaO5S·H2O to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant staphylococci
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Origin of OXACILLIN

ox- + azole + penicillin
First Known Use: 1962
Medical Dictionary

oxacillin

noun ox·a·cil·lin \ˌäk-sə-ˈsil-ən\

Medical Definition of OXACILLIN

:  a semisynthetic penicillin administered in the form of its hydrated sodium salt C19H18N3NaO5S·H2O to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant staphylococci

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