Lancefield group

noun

Lance·​field group ˈlan(t)s-ˌfēld- How to pronounce Lancefield group (audio)
variants also Lancefield's group
: any of the serologically distinguishable groups into which most streptococci can be divided and which are based on the polysaccharide antigens present in the streptococcal cell walls see group a, group b

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“Lancefield group.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lancefield%20group. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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