bacteroid


bacteroid

noun

  1. any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants.

adjective

  1. Also bac·te·roi·dal, bac·te·ri·oi·dal. resembling bacteria.

adjective

  1. resembling a bacterium

noun

  1. any rodlike bacterium of the genus Bacteroides, occurring in the gut of humans and animals

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