any of a major group of broad-spectrum antibiotics produced by, or derived from, a fungus (genus Cephalosporium): an alternative for people allergic to penicillin
Origin of cephalosporinfrom Modern Latin Cephalosporium + -in
Any of various beta-lactam antibiotics, derived from the fungus Acremonium chrysogenum or made semisynthetically, used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.
Origin of cephalosporinNew Latin Cephalosporium former genus name ( cephalo- ) ( spora spore ; see spore . ) -in
From New Latin Cephalosporium, a genus of fungi.