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 (pĕp′tĭ-dō-glī′kən, -kăn′)
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.

[peptide + glycan, a polysaccharide.]
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(ˌpɛptɪdəʊˈɡlaɪkæn; ˌpɛptaɪdəʊ-)
(Biochemistry) biochem a polymer, consisting of polysaccharide and peptide chains, responsible for the structure of the cell wall of bacteria. Also called: murein
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