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any of a class of antibiotics closely related to the cephalosporins in structure, antimicrobial activity, and use, but chemically more stable.
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A class of broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs, derived from cephalosporins, that resist degradation by bacterial beta-lactamases. One drug in this class is loracarbef.
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