amoxicillin

noun
amox·​i·​cil·​lin | \ ə-ˌmäk-sē-ˈsi-lən How to pronounce amoxicillin (audio) \

Definition of amoxicillin

: a semisynthetic penicillin C16H19N3O5S derived from ampicillin

Examples of amoxicillin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, "DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids - The Boston Globe," 22 Dec. 2019 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, "DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids - The Boston Globe," 22 Dec. 2019 According to the Mayo Clinic, oral antibiotics are the standard treatment for early-stage Lyme disease and include doxycycline, amoxicillin or cefuroxime, depending on age and health condition. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Justin Bieber’s Lyme disease diagnosis: What are symptoms, treatments?," 9 Jan. 2020 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, "DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids - The Boston Globe," 22 Dec. 2019 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, "DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids - The Boston Globe," 22 Dec. 2019 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, "DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids - The Boston Globe," 22 Dec. 2019 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. Colleen Long, SFChronicle.com, "Review finds no misconduct in deaths of 2 migrant children," 21 Dec. 2019 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. NBC News, "DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids," 21 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of amoxicillin

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amoxicillin

amino + ox- + penicillin

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The first known use of amoxicillin was in 1971

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13 Feb 2020

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“Amoxicillin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amoxicillin. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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amoxicillin

noun
amox·​i·​cil·​lin
variants: or British amoxycillin \ ə-​ˌmäk-​sē-​ˈsil-​ən How to pronounce amoxycillin (audio) \

Medical Definition of amoxicillin

: a semisynthetic penicillin C16H19N3O5S derived from ampicillin — see amoxil, augmentin, larotid, trimox

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