Definition of Macrolide

A term used to describe a chemical structure of a compound containing a large lactone ring, usually with a 14 or 16-membered ring structure. The prototypical compounds within the macrolide class are the erythromycin-based antibiotics — however, many compounds with this chemical structure are being developed for other diseases.

Macrolide is from the group

Lactone Compound

Other Names for Macrolide



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