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zooglea

or zo·o·gloe·a

[zoh-uh-glee-uh]
noun, plural zo·o·gle·as, zo·o·gle·ae [zoh-uh-glee-ee] /ˌzoʊ əˈgli i/. Bacteriology.
  1. a jellylike mass of microorganisms.
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Origin of zooglea

1875–80; zoo- + New Latin gloea gum < Greek gloía glue
Related formszo·o·gle·al, adjective
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