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Bacterial capsule

Thick, gummy consistency, often allow bacteria to stick to surfaces such as teeth. They also prevent phagocytize WBC from taking them up and destroying them.

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Virus

Noncellular, parasitic agent consisting of an outer capsid and an inner core of nucleic acid

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Prion

An infectious particle that is the cause of diseases such as scrapie in sheep, mad cow disease, and Creutzfelsr-Jakob disease in human, it has a protein component, but no nucleic acid has been detected

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Lymph

Fluid, derived from tissue fluid, that is carried in lymphatic vessels