Lancefield group


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

Dictionary Entries Near Lancefield group

Cite this Entry

“Lancefield group.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!