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zooglea

[zoh-uh-glee-uh] /ˌzoʊ əˈgli ə/
noun, plural zoogleas, zoogleae
[zoh-uh-glee-ee] /ˌzoʊ əˈgli i/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
a jellylike mass of microorganisms.
Also, zoogloea.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; zoo- + Neo-Latin gloea gum < Greek gloía glue
Related forms
zoogleal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zoogloea

zoogloea

/ˌzəʊəˈɡliːə/
noun
1.
a mass of bacteria adhering together by a jelly-like substance derived from their cell walls
Derived Forms
zoogloeal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: zoo- + New Latin gloea glue, from Greek gloia
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