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A semisynthetic penicillin, C19H17Cl2N3O5S, that is resistant to penicillinase, used in the form of its sodium salt primarily to treat infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococcus bacteria.
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|Noun||1.||dicloxacillin - antibacterial (trade name Dynapen) used to treat staphylococcal infections that are resistant to penicillin|
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