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bacteroides

[ bak-tuh-roi-deez ]
/ ˌbæk təˈrɔɪ diz /
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noun, plural bac·te·roi·des.
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.
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Origin of bacteroides

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