noun Pharmacology.

a broad-spectrum, crystalline, semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, C16H17N3O7, used in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

Nearby words

  1. cefaclor,
  2. cefadroxil,
  3. cefoperazone sodium,
  4. cefotaxime sodium,
  5. cefotetan,
  6. cefoxitin sodium,
  7. ceftazidime,
  8. ceftizoxime sodium,
  9. ceftriaxone sodium,
  10. cegb

Origin of cefoxitin

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

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