HyperDic: penicillin

English > 1 sense of the word penicillin:
NOUNartifactpenicillinany of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
penicillin > pronunciation
Soundspeh.nahsih'lahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > penicillin: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases.
Narroweramoxicillin, Amoxil, Larotid, Polymox, Trimox, AugmentinAn antibiotic
ampicillin, Principen, Polycillin, SK-Ampicillinsemisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK-Ampicillin)
griseofulvin, FulvicinA kind of penicillin (a fungicidal antibiotic with the trade name Fulvicin) produced by molds of the genus Penicillium
methicillinantibiotic drug of the penicillin family used in the treatment of certain staphylococcal infections
penicillin FThe first form of penicillin that was isolated in Great Britain
penicillin G, benzylpenicillinThe penicillin that constitutes the principal component of many commercial antibiotics
penicillin OA penicillin that is similar in antibiotic action to penicillin G but is obtained differently
penicillin V, phenoxymethyl penicillinA crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids
penicillinase-resistant antibioticA form of penicillin that is not rendered inactive by penicillinase
piperacillin, PipracilA synthetic type of penicillin antibiotic (trade name Pipracil) used for moderate to severe infections
Broaderantibiotic, antibiotic drugA chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
Spanishpenicilina
Catalanpenicilina, penicil·lina
Adjectivespenicillin-resistantunaffected by penicillin

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