Definition of polyketide in English:

polyketide

noun

Biochemistry Chemistry
  • An organic compound in which carbonyl groups alternate with single carbon atoms in a chain, thus: —CO—C—CO—C—.

Origin

Early 20th century. From poly- + keto- + -ide.

Pronunciation

polyketide

/ˌpɒlɪˈkiːtʌɪd/