1. <cell biology> Extracellular material serving a structural role.

2. <plant biology> In plants the primary wall is pectin rich, the secondary wall mostly composed of cellulose.

3. <microbiology> In bacteria, cell wall structure is complex: the walls of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria are distinctly different. Removal of the wall leaves a protoplast or spheroplast.

(07 Apr 1998)

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