[ bak-tuh-roi-deez ]

noun,plural bac·te·roi·des.
  1. 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

First recorded in 1920–25; from New Latin; see origin at bacteri-, -oid

Words Nearby bacteroides Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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