[ klok-suh-sil-in ]
/ ˌklɒk səˈsɪl ɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a semisynthetic penicillin, C19H17ClN3NaO5S, used chiefly against penicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections.


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Origin of cloxacillin

1965–70; blend of chlor-2 and oxacillin

Words nearby cloxacillin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for cloxacillin

/ (ˌklɒksəˈsɪlɪn) /


a semisynthetic penicillin used to treat staphylococcal infections due to penicillin-resistant organisms
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