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Medical Term:

specific capsular substance


Definition: a soluble type-specific polysaccharide produced during active growth of virulent pneumococci comprising a large part of the capsule.

Synonym(s): pneumococcal polysaccharide, soluble specific substance, specific soluble polysaccharide, specific soluble sugar

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