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clavulanic acid

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drug, C8H9NO5, that is derived from the bacterium Streptomyces clavuligerus and inhibits the action of beta-lactamase produced by bacteria, thereby counteracting bacterial resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics.

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  • noun medicine An inhibitor of enzymatic hydrolysis that is added to penicillin antibiotics

Etymologies

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

[New Latin clāvuligerus, specific epithet (from clāvula, spore, diminutive of Latin clāva, club) + –mycin.]

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