Definitions for macrolides

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word macrolides

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Macrolides

    A group of macrocyclic compounds formed by chain extension of multiple PROPIONATES and cyclized into a large (typically 12, 14, 16) membered lactone. They are often glycosylated. Many of them are ANTIBIOTICS.

Images & Illustrations of macrolides


Find a translation for the macrolides definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these macrolides definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"macrolides." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 26 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for macrolides? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for macrolides:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.