Definition of mecillinam in English:

mecillinam

Pronunciation /mɛˈsɪlɪnam/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A semi-synthetic antibiotic, C₁₅ H₂₃ N₃ O₃ S, related to penicillin, which is administered intravenously or intramuscularly, especially in the treatment of infection by Gram-negative enteric bacteria.

    The U.S. Approved Name (1989) is amdinocillin.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Chemotherapy. From me- + -cillin + am- (in amino-).