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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrolide

macroing
macroinitiator
macroinitiators
macroinstruction
macroinstructions
macroinvertebrate
macroinvertebrates
macroion
macroions
macrolactone
macrolactones
macrolanguage
macrolanguages
macroleukoblast
macrolide (current term)
macrolide 2'-kinase
macrolide glycosyltransferase
macrolides
macrolike
macrolinguistic
macrology
macromanage
macromanaged
macromanages
macromanaging
macromania
macromastia
macromelanosome
macromelia

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