Medical Definition of Bacterial capsule

1. A layer of slime of variable composition which covers the surface of some bacteria; capsulated cells of pathogenic bacteria are usually more virulent than cells without capsules because the former are more resistant to phagocytic action. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacterial Capsule

bacteri-
bacteria
bacteria-free stage of bacterial endocarditis
bacteria bed
bacteria family
bacteria genus
bacteria order
bacteria species
bacteriacide
bacteriae
bacteriaemia
bacterial
bacterial adhesion
bacterial allergy
bacterial antagonism
bacterial capsule (current term)
bacterial capsules
bacterial cast
bacterial chemotaxis
bacterial conjunctivitis
bacterial cystitis
bacterial encephalitis
bacterial endarteritis
bacterial endocarditis
bacterial endospore
bacterial flagella
bacterial flora
bacterial food poisoning
bacterial growth

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