peptidoglycan

noun
pep·​ti·​do·​gly·​can | \ ˌpep-tə-dō-ˈglī-ˌkan How to pronounce peptidoglycan (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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peptidoglycan

noun
pep·​ti·​do·​gly·​can | \ ˌpep-təd-ō-ˈglī-ˌkan How to pronounce peptidoglycan (audio) \

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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