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Medical Term:

penicillinase

Pronunciation: pen'i-sil'i-nas

Definition: A purified enzyme preparation obtained from cultures of a strain of Bacillus cereus; formerly used to treat slowly developing or delayed penicillin reactions.

Synonym(s): ß-lactamase

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