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macrolide


macrolide

noun mac·ro·lide \ˈmak-rə-ˌlīd\

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
March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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