oxacillin

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noun ox·a·cil·lin \ˌäk-sə-ˈsi-lən\

Definition of oxacillin

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

Origin and Etymology of oxacillin

ox- + azole + penicillin


First Known Use: 1962


Medical Dictionary

oxacillin

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noun ox·a·cil·lin \ˌäk-sə-ˈsil-ən\

Medical Definition of oxacillin

  1. :  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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