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Definition of the noun Penam

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  1. [organic chemistry] A beta-lactam.


  1. Penam a.k.a. β-Lactam: A β-lactam ring is a four-membered lactam. It is named as such because the nitrogen atom is attached to the β-carbon relative to the carbonyl. The simplest β-lactam possible is 2-azetidinone.
  2. Penam: Penams are a subclass of the broader β-lactam family of antibiotics and related compounds. Penams contain a β-lactam ring fused to a 5-membered ring, where one of the atoms in the ring is a sulfur and the ring is fully saturated. Penicillin is a member of this family of compounds.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

penam nucleus Bicyclic ring ...

Google previewLexicon Scientiarum (1853)

A Dictionary of Terms Used in the Various Branches of Anatomy, Astronomy, Botany, Geology, Geometry, Hygiene, Mineralogy, Nat. Philosophy, Physiology, Zoology, Etc by Henry McMurtrie

PENAM'ORA, on page 178, should be on ...

Google previewDictionary of Volapük (1889)

Volapük-English, English-Volapük by Marshall William Wood

Writing: penad; penam; penod. Writing materials ...

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Scrabble value of P3E1N1A1M3

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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