Medical Dictionary


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

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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