peptidoglycan


pep·ti·do·gly·can

noun \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

pep·ti·do·gly·can

noun \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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