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peptidoglycan pep·ti·do·gly·can (pěp’tĭ-dō-glī’kən, -kān’)
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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