Definition of Macrolide

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) a macrocyclic lactone with a ring of at least twelve atoms ¹



2. Noun. (medicine) Any of a group of antibiotics having this structure ¹

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Medical Definition of Macrolide

1. A group of antibiotics produced by various strains of Streptomyces that have a complex macrocyclic structure. They inhibit protein synthesis by blocking the 50S ribosomal subunit. Include erythromycin, carbomycin. Used clinically as broad spectrum antibiotics, particularly against gram-positive bacteria. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrolide

macroing
macroinitiator
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macroinstruction
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macroinvertebrate
macroinvertebrates
macroion
macroions
macrolactone
macrolactones
macrolanguage
macrolanguages
macroleukoblast
macrolide (current term)
macrolide 2'-kinase
macrolide glycosyltransferase
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macromelanosome
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