from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin, C18H16N8Na2O7S3, that is administered parenterally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.
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- n. A synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic
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- n. a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
Alteration of ceph(alosporin) + tri- + a(zine) + (o)x(o)- + -one.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)