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1. beta-lactamase

noun. enzyme produced by certain bacteria that inactivates penicillin and results in resistance to that antibiotic.

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  • -ase (English)
  • beta-lactam (English)

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7. beta

noun. ['ˈbeɪtə'] the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet.

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  • βῆτα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

8. beta

adjective. ['ˈbeɪtə'] second in order of importance.

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  • βῆτα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

10. beta

adjective. ['ˈbeɪtə'] preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product.

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  • βῆτα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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