Medical Dictionary

macrolide

noun mac·ro·lide \ˈmak-rə-ˌlīd\

Medical Definition of MACROLIDE

:  any of several antibiotics (as erythromycin) containing a macrocyclic lactone ring that are produced by actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces and inhibit bacterial protein synthesis

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July 04, 2015
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