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

First Known Use of cephalothin

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cephalothin

cephalosporin + thi- + -in entry 1

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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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