Glycocalyx: Definition & Function


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What is the glycocalyx?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. What is the role of the glycocalyx in the vascular system?

2. What is the role of the glycocalyx in the digestive system?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of what the glycocalyx is, the role it plays in different body systems, and what happens when it is damaged.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this practice, you will be specifically tested on:

  • What the glycocalyx does
  • What the glycocalyx is made of
  • The glycocalyx's role in the vascular system
  • The glycocalyx's role in the digestive system
  • What biofilm is
  • An insufficient or damaged glycocalyx

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the glycocalyx
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the digestive system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the function of the glycocalyx

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about the glycocalyx? Take a look at the associated lesson titled Glycocalyx: Definition & Function. It elaborates further on things like:

  • Components of the glycocalyx
  • Glycocalyx on a bacteria cell and in a human
  • Medical applications of the glycocalyx