methicillin

[meth-uh-sil-in]
noun Pharmacology.
a semisynthetic penicillin antibiotic, C 1 7 H 1 9 N 2 NaO 6 S, used principally in the treatment of severe, penicillin-resistant staphylococci infections.

Origin:
1960–65; meth(yl) + (pen)icillin

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methicillin (ˌmɛθɪˈsɪlɪn)
 
n
a semisynthetic penicillin used to treat various infections

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methicillin meth·i·cil·lin (měth'ĭ-sĭl'ĭn)
n.
A synthetic antibiotic related to penicillin and most commonly used in treatment of infections caused by staphylococci that produce penicillinase.

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The infections were resistant to many common antibiotics, including methicillin.
As penicillin's effectiveness waned, doctors turned to methicillin, a more powerful antibiotic.
For more than a decade, as the germ grew resistant to methicillin, doctors have battled it with vancomycin.
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