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any of a group of widely used broad-spectrum antibiotics, originally isolated as a product of fermentation from the fungus Cephalosporium acremonium.
any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics obtained from fungi of the genus Cephalosporium

cephalosporin ceph·a·lo·spo·rin (sěf-ə-lə-spôr’ĭn)
Any of various broad-spectrum antibiotics, closely related to the penicillins, that were originally derived from the fungus Cephalosporium acremonium.


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