Carbapenem definition

kär′bə-pĕn əm
Any of several semisynthetic or synthetic beta-lactam antibiotics that are used chiefly to treat serious infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a class of broad-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotics that are resistant to enzymatic hydrolysis.
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Noun

Singular:
carbapenem
Plural:
carbapenems