amoxicillin

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noun amox·i·cil·lin \ə-ˌmäk-sē-ˈsi-lən\

Definition of amoxicillin

  1. :  a semisynthetic penicillin C16H19N3O5S derived from ampicillin

Origin and Etymology of amoxicillin

amino + ox- + penicillin


First Known Use: 1971


Medical Dictionary

amoxicillin

noun amox·i·cil·lin

Medical Definition of amoxicillin

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

Variants of amoxicillin

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amoxycillin

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