cloxacillin

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noun clox·a·cil·lin \ˌkläk-sə-ˈsi-lən\

Definition of cloxacillin

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

Origin and Etymology of cloxacillin

chlor- + oxacillin


First Known Use: 1963


Medical Dictionary

cloxacillin

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noun clox·a·cil·lin \ˌkläk-sə-ˈsil-ən\

Medical Definition of cloxacillin

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


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