from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A polymer found in the cell walls of prokaryotes that consists of polysaccharide and peptide chains in a strong molecular network. Also called mucopeptide, murein.
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- n. A polymer of glycan and peptides found in bacterial cell walls
peptide + glycan, a polysaccharide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)