peptidoglycan

noun pep·ti·do·gly·can \ ˌpep-tə-dō-ˈglī-ˌkan \

Definition of peptidoglycan

: a polymer that is composed of polysaccharide and peptide chains and is found especially in bacterial cell walls called also mucopeptide, murein

First Known Use of peptidoglycan

1966

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peptidoglycan

noun pep·ti·do·gly·can \ ˌpep-təd-ō-ˈglī-ˌkan \

medical Definition of peptidoglycan

: a polymer that is composed of polysaccharide and peptide chains and is found especially in bacterial cell walls called also mucopeptide, murein

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