muramic acid
noun Etymology: Latin murus wall + English + glucosamine + 1-ic Date: 1957 an amino sugar C9H17NO7 that is a lactic acid derivative of glucosamine and is found especially in bacterial cell walls

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  • muramic acid — 2 Amino 3 O (1 carboxyethyl) 2 deoxy d glucose; d glucosamine and lactate in ether linkage between the 3 and 2 positions, respectively; a constituent of the mureins in bacterial cell walls. * * * mu·ram·ic acid myu̇ .ram ik n an amino sugar… …   Medical dictionary

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  • N-acetyl muramic acid — Sugar unit of bacterial peptidoglycan, consisting of N acetyl glucosamine bearing an ether linked lactyl residue on carbon 3. Repeating unit of the cell wall polysaccharide is N acetyl muramic acid linked to N acetyl glucosamine via a b(1 4)… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • muramic — adjective Of or pertaining to muramic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

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