Definition of Mureins

1. Noun. (plural of murein) ¹



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Definition of Mureins

1. murein [n] - See also: murein

Medical Definition of Mureins

1. Peptidoglycans composing the sacculus or cell casing of bacteria, consisting of linear polysaccharides of alternating N-acetyl-d-glucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid units, to the lactate side chains of which are linked oligopeptides; independent chains are cross-linked in three dimensions via the peptides or the 6-OH groups (the latter may be linked via phosphate to a teichoic acid). Origin: L. Murus, wall (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mureins

murderin'
murdering
murderment
murderous
murderously
murderousness
murderousnesses
murders
murdochite
murdress
murdresses
mure
mured
murein
murein transglycosylase
mureins (current term)
murena
murenas
murenger
murenoid
mures
murex
murexan
murexes
murexide
murexides
murexoin
murgeon
murgeoned
murgeons

Literary usage of Mureins

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Historical Nuggets: Bibliotheca Americana, Or a Descriptive Account of My by Henry Stevens (1862)
"Mr. Cobbet then goes on In a postscript and covers the whole page and mureins. The sheet was afterwards folded in to an octavo shape, and Sir. ..."

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