cephalothin

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

Definition of cephalothin

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1962


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cephalothin

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

Medical Definition of cephalothin

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


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