muramic acid

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mu·​ram·​ic acid | \ myu̇-ˈra-mik- How to pronounce muramic acid (audio) \

Definition of muramic acid

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

First Known Use of muramic acid

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muramic acid

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

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“Muramic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muramic%20acid. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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muramic acid

noun
mu·​ram·​ic acid | \ myu̇-ˌram-ik- How to pronounce muramic acid (audio) \

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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