Definition of phenethicillin in English:

phenethicillin

noun

(also pheneticillin)
Pharmacology
  • A semi-synthetic penicillin.

    Chemical name: 6-(2-phenoxypropionamido)penicillanic acid, C₁₇H₂₀N₂O₅S.

Pronunciation

phenethicillin

/fəˌnɛθɪˈsɪlɪn/ /fɛˌnɛθɪˈsɪlɪn/

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From pheno- + eth- + -icillin.