Definition of amoxycillin in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌmɒksɪˈsɪlɪn/
(also amoxicillin)


[mass noun] Medicine
A semi-synthetic penicillin closely related to ampicillin and with similar properties, but more readily absorbed when taken orally.
Example sentences
  • If you are given treatment for a bacterial infection with the antibiotics ampicillin or amoxycillin, you may develop a rash of small red spots.
  • For urinary tract infection, we examined resistance to ampicillin or amoxicillin and trimethoprim.
  • The curative treatment recommended for endocarditis combines penicillin or amoxicillin with gentamicin.


1970s: from amino + oxy-2 + penicillin.

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