Chemically modified cephalosporin C, a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

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ceph·a·lo·thin 'sef-ə-lə-(.)thin n a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic C16H15N2NaO6S2 that is an analog of a cephalosporin and is effective against penicillin-resistant staphylococci

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ceph·a·lo·thin (sə-falґo-thin) a semisynthetic first-generation cephalosporin, effective against a wide range of gram-positive and a limited range of gram-negative bacteria.

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