beta-lactams
Class of antibiotics that includes penicillins, ampicillin, cloxacillin, piperacillin, cephalosporins such as cephalothin, cephamycins such as cefoxitin and monolactams such as clavulanic acid (component of augmentin).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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