carbapenem

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car·ba·pen·em

 (kär′bə-pĕn′əm)
n.
Any of several semisynthetic or synthetic beta-lactam antibiotics that are used chiefly to treat serious infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics.

[carba-, alteration of carbon + penem, kind of beta-lactam with a double bond (alteration of penam, similar beta-lactam with a single bond, influenced by -ene).]