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muramic acid

noun mu·ram·ic acid \my-ˈra-mik-\

Definition of MURAMIC ACID

:  an amino sugar C9H17NO7 that is a lactic acid derivative of glucosamine and is found especially in bacterial cell walls
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Origin of MURAMIC ACID

Latin murus wall + English + glucosamine + 1-ic
First Known Use: 1957
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muramic acid

noun mu·ram·ic acid \my-ˌram-ik-\

Medical Definition of MURAMIC ACID

:  an amino sugar C9H17NO7 that is a lactic acid derivative of glucosamine and is found especially in bacterial cell walls

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