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[bak-tuh-roi-deez] /ˌbæk təˈrɔɪ diz/
noun, plural bacteroides.
any of several rod-shaped, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Bacteroides, occurring in the alimentary and genitourinary tracts of humans and other mammals, certain species of which are pathogenic.
Origin of bacteroides
From New Latin, dating back to 1919; See origin at bacter(i)-, -oid Unabridged
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Bacteroides Bac·te·roi·des (bāk'tə-roi'dēz)
A genus of gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped, non-sporeforming bacteria that occur in the respiratory, intestinal, and urogenital tracts of warm-blooded animals and include some pathogenic species.

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