noun Pharmacology.
a semisynthetic penicillin, C 1 9 H 1 9 N 3 O 5 S, used in the treatment of serious staphylococcal infections.

1960–65; (is)oxa(zole), a component of its chemical name + (peni)cillin

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oxacillin ox·a·cil·lin (ŏk'sə-sĭl'ĭn)
A semisynthetic penicillin effective against penicillin-resistant infections, especially those of staphylococci.

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