lactam

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lactam (plural lactams)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of cyclic amides, that are the nitrogen analogs of lactones, formed by heating amino acids; the tautomeric enol forms are known as lactims.

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Greek prefixes indicate the ring size e.g. α- 3-membered, β- 4-membered.

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