mycolic acid

noun

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

Dictionary Entries Near mycolic acid

Cite this Entry

“Mycolic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mycolic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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