mycolic acid


my·​col·​ic acid mī-ˌkäl-ik- How to pronounce mycolic acid (audio)
: any of several hydroxy fatty acids that have very long branched chains and are obtained especially from the wax of the tubercle bacillus

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“Mycolic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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