glycocalyx

noun

gly·​co·​ca·​lyx ˌglī-kō-ˈkā-liks also -ˈka- How to pronounce glycocalyx (audio)
: a polysaccharide or glycoprotein covering on a cell surface

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“Glycocalyx.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glycocalyx. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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