Definition of oxacillin in English:

oxacillin

noun

Medicine
  • An antibiotic drug made by chemical modification of penicillin and used to treat bacterial infections.

    • ‘Nafcillin and oxacillin come in oral preparations but are poorly absorbed.’
    • ‘A high proportion of these bacteria demonstrate resistance to multiple antibiotic medications, especially to methicillin and oxacillin.’
    • ‘Dicloxacillin, oxacillin, first-generation cephalosporins, or amoxicillin-clavulanate are also acceptable alternatives.’
    • ‘The patient was switch to intravenous oxacillin and cefuroxime.’
    • ‘Beta-lactam antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin.’

Origin

1960s: blend of oxazole and penicillin.

Pronunciation:

oxacillin

/ˌäksəˈsilin/