Medical Definition of Bacterial capsules

1. An envelope of loose gel surrounding a bacterial cell which is associated with the virulence of pathogenic bacteria. Some capsules have a well-defined border, whereas others form a slime layer that trails off into the medium. most capsules consist of relatively simple polysaccharides but there are some bacteria whose capsules are made of polypeptides. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacterial Capsules

bacteria-free stage of bacterial endocarditis
bacteria bed
bacteria family
bacteria genus
bacteria order
bacteria species
bacterial adhesion
bacterial allergy
bacterial antagonism
bacterial capsule
bacterial capsules (current term)
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
bacterial infection

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