muramic acid

noun

mu·​ram·​ic acid myu̇-ˈra-mik- How to pronounce muramic acid (audio)
: an amino sugar C9H17NO7 that is a lactic acid derivative of glucosamine and is found especially in bacterial cell walls

Word History

Etymology

Latin murus wall + English + glucosamine + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muramic acid was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Muramic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muramic%20acid. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

muramic acid

noun
mu·​ram·​ic acid myu̇-ˌram-ik- How to pronounce muramic acid (audio)
: an amino sugar C9H17NO7 that is a lactic acid derivative of glucosamine and is found especially in bacterial cell walls
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