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bacteroid

[ bak-tuh-roid ]
/ 藞b忙k t蓹藢r蓴瑟d /
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noun
any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants.
adjective
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Origin of bacteroid

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

bacteroid
/ (藞b忙kt蓹藢r蓴瑟d) /

adjective
resembling a bacterium
noun
any rodlike bacterium of the genus Bacteroides, occurring in the gut of humans and animals
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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