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cefoxitin

[suh-fok-si-tin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a broad-spectrum, crystalline, semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, C16H17N3O7, used in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
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Origin of cefoxitin

cef- (see cefaclor) + ox- + -itin, of unclear derivation
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