Definition of cephalosporin
: any of several antibiotics produced by an imperfect fungus (genus Acremonium synonym Cephalosporium)
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The emergence of gonococcal cephalosporin resistance would substantially limit available treatment options.
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Origin and Etymology of cephalosporin
New Latin Cephalosporium, genus of fungi + 1-in
First Known Use: 1951
Medical Definition of cephalosporin
: any of several beta-lactam antibiotics produced by an imperfect fungus of the genus Acremonium or made semisynthetically
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