Definition of oxazolidinone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌäksəzōˈlidnōn/


Any of a class of synthetic antibiotics that inhibit protein synthesis, used against Gram-positive bacteria.
Example sentences
  • It is the first drug of a new class of antibiotics, the oxazolidinones.
  • A new class of drugs, oxazolidinones, is available in oral formulations that may have effectiveness comparable with vancomycin.
  • The most recent new class of antibiotics that I can think of are the oxazolidinones, but resistance to the first one is already showing up.

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Syllabification: ox·a·zo·lid·i·none

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