gliding bacteria


plural noun

bacteria that form colonies in a self-produced slime that permits them to glide, mainly inhabiting moist soils, decaying plant matter, animal waste, and rotting tree bark: some species produce brightly colored, funguslike fruiting bodies.

Nearby words

  1. glide slope,
  2. glide time,
  3. glidepath,
  4. glider,
  5. gliding,
  6. gliding joint,
  7. gliding lemur,
  8. glim,
  9. glimmer,
  10. glimmer ice


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