Definition of oxacillin in English:

oxacillin

Syllabification: ox·a·cil·lin
Pronunciation: /ˌäksəˈsilin
 
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noun

Medicine
  • An antibiotic drug made by chemical modification of penicillin and used to treat bacterial infections.
    More example sentences
    • Beta-lactam antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin.
    • A high proportion of these bacteria demonstrate resistance to multiple antibiotic medications, especially to methicillin and oxacillin.
    • Dicloxacillin, oxacillin, first-generation cephalosporins, or amoxicillin-clavulanate are also acceptable alternatives.

Origin

1960s: blend of oxazole and penicillin.

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