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cephalexin

[ sef-uh-lek-sin ]
/ ˌsɛf əˈlɛk sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
an oral, antimicrobial drug, C16H7N3O4S, used in treating minor respiratory and urinary tract infections and as a backup or alternative to penicillin treatment.
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Origin of cephalexin

1965–70; cephal(osporin) + -ex- of unclear derivation + -in2
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