penicillin

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EtymologyEdit

From translingual Penicillium +‎ -in. Coined by Alexander Fleming after Penicillium notatum (now Penicillium chrysogenum), a fungus from which penicillin is obtained.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌpɛn.ɪˈsɪl.ɪn/

NounEdit

penicillin (countable and uncountable, plural penicillins)

  1. (pharmacology) Any of a group of narrow-spectrum antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds or synthesized, that have a beta-lactam structure and are active against gram-positive bacteria and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases.
  2. (mycology) A blue mold of the genus Penicillium that produces penicillin.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Penicillium

NounEdit

penicillin n (definite singular penicillinet, indefinite plural penicillin, definite plural penicillina or penicillinene)

  1. penicillin

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Penicillium

NounEdit

penicillin n (definite singular penicillinet, indefinite plural penicillin, definite plural penicillina)

  1. penicillin

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