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peptidoglycan

noun pep·ti·do·gly·can \ˌpep-tə-dō-ˈglī-ˌkan\

Definition of PEPTIDOGLYCAN

:  a polymer that is composed of polysaccharide and peptide chains and is found especially in bacterial cell walls —called also mucopeptide, murein

First Known Use of PEPTIDOGLYCAN

1966

peptidoglycan

noun pep·ti·do·gly·can \ˌpep-təd-ō-ˈglī-ˌkan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEPTIDOGLYCAN

:  a polymer that is composed of polysaccharide and peptide chains and is found especially in bacterial cell walls—called also mucopeptide, murein

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