ampicillin

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of ampicillin
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Etymology[edit]

From am(ino)- +‎ p(en)icillin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌæm.pɪˈsɪl.ɪn/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪn

Noun[edit]

ampicillin (countable and uncountable, plural ampicillins)

  1. (pharmacology) A semisynthetic form of penicillin C16H19N3O4S that is effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and is used to treat infections of the urinary, respiratory, and intestinal tracts.

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