[ meth-uh-sil-in ]
/ ˌmɛθ əˈsɪl ɪn /
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a semisynthetic penicillin antibiotic, C17H19N2NaO6S, used principally in the treatment of severe, penicillin-resistant staphylococci infections.
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Example sentences from the Web for methicillin
Methicillin was called by its brand name, “Celbenin,” in the article.Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea, the ‘Sex Superbug,’ Is Not Worse Than AIDS|Kent Sepkowitz|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for methicillin
/ (ˌmɛθɪˈsɪlɪn) /
a semisynthetic penicillin used to treat various infections
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Medical definitions for methicillin
[ mĕth′ĭ-sĭl′ĭn ]
A synthetic antibiotic related to penicillin and most commonly used in treatment of infections caused by staphylococci that produce beta-lactamase.
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