Meaning of cephalosporin

ceph•a•lo•spo•rin

Pronunciation: (sef"u-lō-spôr'in, -spōr'-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. any of a group of widely used broad-spectrum antibiotics, originally isolated as a product of fermentation from the fungus Cephalosporium acremonium.
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