Origin of penicillin
Related Words for penicillinpenicillin, amoxicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin, streptomycin, ampicillin, sulfonamide
Examples from the Web for penicillin
Contemporary Examples of penicillin
He liked to quote a psychiatrist who described MDMA as “penicillin for the soul.”The Week in Death: Alexander Shulgrin, Who Synthesized the Drug Ecstasy
June 7, 2014
The teenage schoolgirl died from an allergic reaction to penicillin last June during the botched operation.Egypt: Stop Mutilating Little Girls!
April 26, 2014
The pursuit of animal enhancement arose from studies made at the dawn of the penicillin era.Is Your Bacon on Drugs?
December 12, 2013
Unfortunately, Penicillin Envy can make it difficult to achieve those lesser innovations.
It strikes me that medical research is haunted by the memory of penicillin, and the other antibiotics that immediately followed.
Historical Examples of penicillin
It had words for electron, penicillin and calculus, for he found them in his own mind.The Sky Is Falling
Lester del Rey
Bags of fertilizer can be put on display, as can vials of penicillin, and jars of herbicide.
And in no time, penicillin was in mass production, saving untold thousands of lives.Bear Trap
Alan Edward Nourse
The effect of penicillin and certain sulfa drugs on the intracellular bacteroids of the cockroach.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
So far, he'd been lucky with penicillin, but each time he used it with grave doubts of its action on the Mars-adapted patients.Badge of Infamy
Lester del Rey
Word Origin for penicillin
1929, coined in English by Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), who first recognized its antibiotic properties, from Modern Latin Penicillium notatum (1867), the name of the mould from which it was first obtained, from Latin penicillus "paintbrush" (see pencil (n.)), in reference to the shape of the mould cells.