from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An semisynthetic penicillin, C16H19N3O5S, having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms, with formula C16H19N3O5S.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
am(ino) + (hydr)ox(y) + (pen)icillin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)