cephalosporin

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noun ceph·a·lo·spo·rin \ˌse-fə-lə-ˈspȯr-ən\

Definition of cephalosporin

  1. :  any of several antibiotics produced by an imperfect fungus (genus Acremonium synonym Cephalosporium)

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Origin and Etymology of cephalosporin

New Latin Cephalosporium, genus of fungi + 1-in


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cephalosporin

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noun ceph·a·lo·spo·rin \ˌsef-ə-lə-ˈspōr-ən, -ˈspȯr-\

Medical Definition of cephalosporin

  1. :  any of several beta-lactam antibiotics produced by an imperfect fungus of the genus Acremonium or made semisynthetically


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