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penicillin definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin Penicillium Date: 1929 1. any of several relatively nontoxic antibiotic acids of the general formula C9H11N2O4SR that are produced by molds (genus Penicillium and especially P. notatum or P. chrysogenum) or synthetically and are used especially against gram-positive cocci; also a mixture of such acids 2. a salt or ester of a penicillin or a mixture of such salts or esters

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any of various antibiotics produced naturally by moulds of the genus Penicillium, or synthetically, and able to prevent the growth of certain disease-causing bacteria. Etymology: mod.L Penicillium genus name f. L penicillum: see PENCIL

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Penicillin is a drug that kills bacteria and is used to treat infections.

Moby Thesaurus

Chloromycetin, Terramycin, actinomycin, amphotericin, bacitracin, carbomycin, chlortetracycline, cloxacillin, dihydrostreptomycin, erythromycin, fradicin, gramicidin, griseofulvin, methicillin, mitomycin, streptomycin, streptothricin, subtilin, tetracycline, tylocin, tyrothricin, vancomycin, viomycin




 


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