oxa-


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oxa-

or before a vowel

ox-

combining form
(Chemistry) indicating that a chemical compound contains oxygen, used esp to denote that a heterocyclic compound is derived from a specified compound by replacement of a carbon atom with an oxygen atom: oxazine.
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Increasing carbapenem resistance due to the clonal dissemination of oxacillinase (OXA-23 and OXA- 58) producing Acinetbacter baumannii: report from the Turkish Sentry program sites.
Inclusion of OXA- 143 primers in a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for genes encoding prevalent OXA carbapenemases in Acinetobacterspp.
Cicek AC, Saral A, Iraz M, Ceylan A, Duzgun AO, Peleg AY, Sandalli C: OXA- and GES-type beta-lactamases predominate in extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from a Turkish University Hospital.