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cephalosporin

[sef-uh-loh-spawr-in, -spohr-] /ˌsɛf ə loʊˈspɔr ɪn, -ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
any of a group of widely used broad-spectrum antibiotics, originally isolated as a product of fermentation from the fungus Cephalosporium acremonium.
Origin of cephalosporin
1950-1955
1950-55; < New Latin Cephalospor(ium) the genus (see cephalo-, -spore, -ium) + -in2
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cephalosporin

/ˌsɛfələʊˈspɔːrɪn/
noun
1.
any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics obtained from fungi of the genus Cephalosporium
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cephalosporin in Medicine

cephalosporin ceph·a·lo·spo·rin (sěf-ə-lə-spôr'ĭn)
n.
Any of various broad-spectrum antibiotics, closely related to the penicillins, that were originally derived from the fungus Cephalosporium acremonium.

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