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methicillin

Line breaks: methi|cil¦lin
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛθɪˈsɪlɪn
 
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Definition of methicillin in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A semi-synthetic form of penicillin used against staphylococci which produce penicillinase.
Example sentences
  • Some antibiotics, such as gentamicin, penicillin G, tetracycline, methicillin, erythromycin, and vancomycin, are not compatible with heparin.
  • Tea extract showed synergistic activity with Chloramphenicol and other antibiotics like gentamycin, methicillin and nalidixic acid against test strains.
  • This strain was resistant to methicillin, cephalothin, gentamicin, erythromycin, chloramphenicol and tetracycline.

Origin

1960s: from meth(yl) and (pen)icillin.

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