teichoic acid

noun
tei·​cho·​ic acid | \ tī-ˌkō-ik- How to pronounce teichoic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of teichoic acid

: any of a class of strongly acidic polymers found in the cell walls, capsules, and membranes of all gram-positive bacteria and containing residues of the phosphates of glycerol and adonitol

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“Teichoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/teichoic%20acid. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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