muramic acid

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noun mu·ram·ic acid \myu̇-ˈra-mik-\

Definition of muramic acid

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

Origin and Etymology of muramic acid

Latin murus wall + English + glucosamine + 1-ic


First Known Use: 1957


Medical Dictionary

muramic acid

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noun mu·ram·ic acid \myu̇-ˌram-ik-\

Medical Definition of muramic acid

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


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