from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An amino sugar, C9H17NO7, found in the peptidoglycan layer of the cell walls of many bacteria.
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- n. A compound of glucosamine and lactic acid that occurs as a component of peptidoglycan
Latin mūrus, wall + am(ide) + -ic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)