Definition of mecillinam in US English:

mecillinam

noun

Pharmacology
  • A semi-synthetic antibiotic, C₁₅H₂₃N₃O₃S, related to penicillin, which is administered intravenously or intramuscularly, especially in the treatment of infection by Gram-negative enteric bacteria.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Chemotherapy. From me- + -cillin + am- (in amino-).

Pronunciation

mecillinam

/mɛˈsɪlɪnam/