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bacteroid

[bak-tuh-roid] /ˈbæk təˌrɔɪd/
noun
1.
any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants.
adjective
2.
Also, bacteroidal. resembling bacteria.
Also, bacterioid.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; bacter- + -oid
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bacteroid

/ˈbæktəˌrɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling a bacterium
noun
2.
any rodlike bacterium of the genus Bacteroides, occurring in the gut of humans and animals
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