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Ox·ford u·nit

the minimum amount of penicillin that will prevent the growth of Staphylococcus aureus over an area 26 mm in diameter in a standard culture medium; 1 unit equals 0.6 mcg of crystalline sodium salt of penicillin.
Synonym(s): Florey unit

Florey,

Sir Howard W., Australian-English pathologist and Nobel laureate, 1898-1968.
Florey unit - 1 unit equals 0.6 mcg of crystalline sodium salt of penicillin. Synonym(s): Oxford unit

Ox·ford u·nit

(oksfŏrd yūnit)
Minimal amount of penicillin that will prevent growth of Staphylococcus aureus over an area 26 mm in diameter in a standard culture medium.
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