noun[mass noun] Medicine
A semi-synthetic penicillin closely related to ampicillin and with similar properties, but more readily absorbed when taken orally.
- 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.
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