bacterial capsule

n.

A mucopolysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.

Nearby words

  1. barrault, jean-louis,
  2. barre,
  3. barred,
  4. barred i,
  5. barred owl,
  6. barrel,
  7. barrel bolt,
  8. barrel cactus,
  9. barrel chair,
  10. barrel chest


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