Literally meaning: sweet husk
Origin: Anc Greek
κάλυξ/kalyx(=to envelope) > καλύπτω/calypto(=to cover)
In 1963 by Stanley Bennett in his paper “Morphological aspects of extracellular polysaccharites”(J Histochem Cytochem 11:14-23)
Glycocalyx is the extracellular coating of polysaccharides that covers the outside of some some bacteria, epithelia and other cells.