beta-lactam definition

  • noun:
    • A lactam having a four-membered ring structure; a structural component of numerous antibiotics eg penicillin.
    • an antibiotic containing a beta-lactam, such as for instance a penicillin, cephalosporin, or carbapenem; also known as a beta-lactam antibiotic drug.

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