cloxacillin

noun
clox·​a·​cil·​lin | \ ˌkläk-sə-ˈsi-lən How to pronounce cloxacillin (audio) \

Definition of cloxacillin

: a semisynthetic oral penicillin C19H17ClN3NaO5S effective especially against staphylococci which secrete beta-lactamase

First Known Use of cloxacillin

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cloxacillin

chlor- + oxacillin

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“Cloxacillin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloxacillin. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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cloxacillin

noun
clox·​a·​cil·​lin | \ ˌkläk-sə-ˈsil-ən How to pronounce cloxacillin (audio) \

Medical Definition of cloxacillin

: a semisynthetic oral penicillin C19H17ClN3NaO5S effective especially against staphylococci which secrete beta-lactamase — see tegopen

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