Word History

Etymology

muramic acid + -ein, alteration of -ine entry 2

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of murein was in 1964

Dictionary Entries Near murein

Cite this Entry

“Murein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/murein. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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