penicillin Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “penicillin” - English Dictionary

"penicillin" in American English

See all translations

penicillinnoun [U]

us   /ˌpen·əˈsɪl·ən/
(Definition of penicillin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"penicillin" in British English

See all translations

penicillinnoun [U]

uk   /ˌpen.əˈsɪl.ɪn/ us   /ˌpen.əˈsɪl.ɪn/
a type of antibiotic (= a medicine that kills bacteria)
(Definition of penicillin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “penicillin”
in Korean 페니실린…
in Arabic بَنسيلين…
in Malaysian penisilin…
in French (de) pénicilline…
in Russian пенициллин…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盤尼西林,青黴素…
in Italian penicillina…
in Turkish penisilin…
in Polish penicylina…
in Spanish penicilina…
in Vietnamese thuốc pênixilin…
in Portuguese penicilina…
in Thai ยาปฏิชีวนะ…
in German das Penicillin, Penicillin……
in Catalan penicil·lina…
in Japanese ペニシリン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盘尼西林,青霉素…
in Indonesian penisilin…
What is the pronunciation of penicillin?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

environment

the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More