muramic acid

noun mu·ram·ic acid \ myu̇-ˈra-mik- \

Definition of muramic acid

: 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


Medical Dictionary

muramic acid

noun mu·ram·ic acid \ myu̇-ˌram-ik- \

medical Definition of muramic acid

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

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