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methicillin

[meth-uh-sil-in]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a semisynthetic penicillin antibiotic, C17H19N2NaO6S, used principally in the treatment of severe, penicillin-resistant staphylococci infections.
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Origin of methicillin

First recorded in 1960–65; meth(yl) + (pen)icillin
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methicillin

noun
  1. a semisynthetic penicillin used to treat various infections
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methicillin

(mĕth′ĭ-sĭlĭn)
n.
  1. 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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