oxacillin


ox·a·cil·lin

noun \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

Origin of OXACILLIN

ox- + azole + penicillin
First Known Use: 1962

ox·a·cil·lin

noun \ˌäk-sə-ˈsil-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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