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bacteroid

[ bak-tuh-roid ]
/ ˈbæk təˌrɔɪd /
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noun

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

adjective

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

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Also bac·te·ri·oid [bak-teer-ee-oid] /bækˈtɪər iˌɔɪd/ .

Origin of bacteroid

First recorded in 1850–55; bacter- + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for bacteroid

bacteroid
/ (ˈbæktəˌrɔɪd) /

adjective

resembling a bacterium

noun

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