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Noun: cephalosporin  ,se-fu-lu'spo-rin
  1. One of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity
    - Mefoxin

Derived forms: cephalosporins

Type of: antibiotic, antibiotic drug

Encyclopedia: Cephalosporin