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cephalexin

[sef-uh-lek-sin] /ˌsɛf əˈlɛk sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an oral, antimicrobial drug, C 16 H 7 N 3 O 4 S, used in treating minor respiratory and urinary tract infections and as a backup or alternative to penicillin treatment.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; cephal(osporin) + -ex- of unclear derivation + -in2
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cephalexin in Medicine

cephalexin ceph·a·lex·in (sěf'ə-lěk'sĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin used especially in the treatment of respiratory and urinary tract infections.

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