mycolic acid

noun
my·​col·​ic acid | \ mī-ˌkäl-ik- How to pronounce mycolic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of mycolic acid

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mycolic%20acid. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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