cephalothin

noun ceph·a·lo·thin \ ˈse-fə-lə-thən , -ˌthin \

Definition of cephalothin

:a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from cephalosporin and used in the form of its sodium salt C16H15N2NaO6S2

Origin and Etymology of cephalothin

cephalosporin + thi- + 1-in


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cephalothin

noun ceph·a·lo·thin \ ˈsef-ə-lə-(ˌ)thin \

medical Definition of cephalothin

:a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic C16H15N2NaO6S2 that is an analog of a cephalosporin and is effective against penicillin-resistant staphylococci

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