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 In most cases, medications that are already proven safe for babies — such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil) or certain antibiotics like amoxicillin — are safe to take while nursing. Teresa Carr, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2020 During that time, the lawmaker said that she was prescribed the antibiotic amoxicillin for a suspected case of pneumonia. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2020 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Dec. 2019 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, 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, 9 Jan. 2020 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Dec. 2019 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Dec. 2019 He was prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen and taken with his father to a holding facility at a highway checkpoint. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of amoxicillin

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amoxicillin

am(ino)+ ox- + (pen)icillin

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“Amoxicillin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amoxicillin. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for amoxicillin

amoxicillin

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

Medical Definition of amoxicillin

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

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