slime matrix or layer (glycocalyx)

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slime ma·trix or lay·er (gly·co·ca·lyx)

(slīm mātriks lāĕr glīkō-kā­liks)
An amorphous mass of carbohydrate-based material made of lipopolysaccharides secreted by bacteria. It protects the biofilm colony.