cephalexin

noun ceph·a·lex·in \ ˌse-fə-ˈlek-sən \

Definition of cephalexin

: a semisynthetic cephalosporin C16H17N3O4S with a spectrum of antibiotic activity similar to the penicillins

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Origin and Etymology of cephalexin

cephalosporin + -ex- (of unknown origin) + 1-in


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cephalexin

noun ceph·a·lex·in \ ˌsef-ə-ˈlek-sən \

medical Definition of cephalexin

: a semisynthetic cephalosporin C16H17N3O4S with a spectrum of antibiotic activity similar to the penicillins that is often administered in the form of its hydrochloride C16H17N3O4S·HCl or monohydrate C16H17N3O4S·H2O
Note: Cephalexin is marketed under the trademark Keflex.

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