Definitions for "Glycocalyx"
A cell coating consisting of glycoproteins and proteoglycans.
Extracellular polymeric material produced by some bacteria. Term initially applied to the polysaccharide matrix excreted by epithelial cells forming a coating on the surface of epithelial tissue. General term for polysaccharide compounds outside the bacterial cell wall. Also called slime layer, EPS, or matrix polymer. ( See EPS.)
General term for polysaccharide components outside the bacterial cell wall. See also capsule and slime layer.
Glycosylated peptides, proteins, and lipids, and glycosaminoglycans attached to the surface of the cell.