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penicillin

noun [U] uk   /ˌpen.əˈsɪl.ɪn/ us  
a type of antibiotic (= a medicine that kills bacteria)
Translations of “penicillin”
in Korean 페니실린…
in Arabic بَنسيلين…
in French (de) pénicilline…
in Turkish penisilin…
in Italian penicillina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盤尼西林,青黴素…
in Russian пенициллин…
in Polish penicylina…
in Spanish penicilina…
in Portuguese penicilina…
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…
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