bacteroid

or bac·te·ri·oid

[bak-tuh-roid or bak-teer-ee-oid]
adjective
  1. Also bac·te·roi·dal, bac·te·ri·oi·dal. resembling bacteria.

Origin of bacteroid

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

bacteroid

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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