oxacillin

noun
ox·​a·​cil·​lin | \ ˌäk-sə-ˈsi-lən How to pronounce oxacillin (audio) \

Definition of oxacillin

: a semisynthetic penicillin administered in the form of its hydrated sodium salt C19H18N3NaO5S·H2O to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant staphylococci

First Known Use of oxacillin

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxacillin

ox- + azole + penicillin

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oxadiazole

oxal-

oxalaldehyde

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oxacillin

noun
ox·​a·​cil·​lin | \ ˌäk-sə-ˈsil-ən How to pronounce oxacillin (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxacillin

: a semisynthetic penicillin administered in the form of its hydrated sodium salt C19H18N3NaO5S·H2O to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant staphylococci

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