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Any of a class of synthetic antibiotics that inhibit protein synthesis, used against Gram-positive bacteria.
- ‘It is the first drug of a new class of antibiotics, the oxazolidinones.’
- ‘A new class of drugs, oxazolidinones, is available in oral formulations that may have effectiveness comparable with vancomycin.’
- ‘The most recent new class of antibiotics that I can think of are the oxazolidinones, but resistance to the first one is already showing up.’
- ‘Linezolid is a synthetic antibiotic belonging to a new class of antimicrobials called the oxazolidinones.’
- ‘The oxazolidinones are a new family of totally synthetic antimicrobials for which there are no pre-existing resistance genes in bacteria.’
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