beta-lactam


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be·ta-lac·tam

 (bā′tə-lăk′təm, bē′-)
n.
1. A lactam composed of a four-membered ring, formed by intramolecular condensation of an amino acid in which the amino group is located at the beta position, or any compound containing this group.
2. A beta-lactam antibiotic.

[beta, second (in the series of lactam rings, the first being the simplest) + lactam.]
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