Beta-lactamase

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beta-lactamase be·ta-lac·ta·mase (bā'tə-lāk'tə-mās', -māz')
n.
See penicillinase.

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beta-lactamase

noun
enzyme produced by certain bacteria that inactivates penicillin and results in resistance to that antibiotic [syn: penicillinase
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