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glycocalyx

glycocalyx in Medicine

glycocalyx gly·co·ca·lyx (glī'kō-kā'lĭks, -kāl'ĭks)
n.
An outer filamentous coating of carbohydrate-rich molecules on the surface of certain cells.

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