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mycobactin

Pronunciation: mi'ko-bak'tin

Definition: A complex lipid factor reported to be required for the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in human plasma; appears to be identical with the lipid factor extracted from M. phlei and essential for the growth of M. johnei.

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