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Meaning of PENICILLIN

Pronunciation:  `peni'silin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various antibiotics obtained from penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
 

PENICILLIN is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: amoxicillin, Amoxil, ampicillin, antibiotic, antibiotic drug, Augmentin, benzylpenicillin, Fulvicin, griseofulvin, Larotid, methicillin, penicillin F, penicillin G, penicillin O, penicillin V, penicillinase-resistant antibiotic, phenoxymethyl penicillin, piperacillin, Pipracil, Polycillin, Polymox, Principen, SK-Ampicillin, Trimox, wonder drug

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: An antibiotic drug used to treat infection.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Any of many natural or partly synthetic antibiotics that work against a wide range of Gram-positive bacteria (such as streptococci), some Gram-positive bacteria, and some pathogenic fungi. Penicillin, which is produced by fungi in the genus Penicillium, works by interfering with microbes' ability to sythesize peptidoglycan.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: actinomycin, amphotericin, bacitracin, carbomycin, Chloromycetin, chlortetracycline, cloxacillin, dihydrostreptomycin, erythromycin, fradicin, gramicidin, griseofulvin, methicillin, mitomycin, streptomycin, streptothricin, subtilin, Terramycin, tetracycline, tylocin, tyrothricin, vancomycin, viomycin
 

 

 

 

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