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[ kahr-ben-uh-sil-in ]
/ ˌkɑr bɛn əˈsɪl ɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a semisynthetic penicillin, C17H16N2Na2O6S, used against certain bacteria, especially those involved in urinary tract infections.

Nearby words

carbaryl, carbazole, carbazotic acid, carbeen, carbene, carbenicillin, carbenicillin disodium, carbide, carbimazole, carbine, carbineer

Origin of carbenicillin

First recorded in 1965–70; carb- + (p)enicillin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for carbenicillin


[ kär-bĕn′ĭ-sĭlĭn ]


A semisynthetic derivative of penicillin that is effective in the treatment of infections caused by certain susceptible strains of gram-negative bacteria.
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