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cefoxitin

[suh-fok-si-tin] /səˈfɒk sɪ tɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a broad-spectrum, crystalline, semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, C 16 H 17 N 3 O 7 , used in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Origin
cef- (see cefaclor) + ox- + -itin, of unclear derivation
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