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peptidoglycan

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

Definition of peptidoglycan

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



1966

First Known Use of peptidoglycan

1966


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peptidoglycan

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noun pep·ti·do·gly·can \ˌpep-təd-ō-ˈglī-ˌkan\

Medical Definition of peptidoglycan

  1. :  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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