penicilloic acid

noun

pen·​i·​cil·​lo·​ic acid ˌpen-ə-sə-ˌlō-ik- How to pronounce penicilloic acid (audio)
: any of several acids having the general formula RCONH(C6H10NS)(COOH)2 which are obtained from the penicillins by hydrolytic opening of the lactam ring (as by the action of a beta-lactamase)

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“Penicilloic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/penicilloic%20acid. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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