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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin, C16H17N3O3S, that is administered orally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.

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  • n. A broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)

Etymologies

Alteration of cepha(losporin) + alteration of (hy)droxyl.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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