Penicillin vs Antibiotics - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between penicillin and antibiotics

is that penicillin is (pharmaceutical drug) any of a group of narrow-spectrum antibiotics obtained from penicillium molds or synthesized; they have a beta-lactam structure; most are active against gram-positive bacteria and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases while antibiotics is .

As an adjective antibiotics is

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penicillin

English

Noun

  • (pharmaceutical drug) Any of a group of narrow-spectrum antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds or synthesized; they have a beta-lactam structure; most are active against gram-positive bacteria and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases.
  • Derived terms

    * benzathine penicillin * benzylpenicillin, penicillin G * penicillinic acid * phenoxymethylpenicillin, penicillin V * procaine penicillin

    antibiotics

    English

    Noun

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