zooglea

or zo·o·gloe·a

[ zoh-uh-glee-uh ]
/ ˌzoʊ əˈgli ə /

noun, plural zo·o·gle·as, zo·o·gle·ae [zoh-uh-glee-ee]. /ˌzoʊ əˈgli i/. Bacteriology.

a jellylike mass of microorganisms.

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Origin of zooglea

1875–80; zoo- + New Latin gloea gum <Greek gloía glue

OTHER WORDS FROM zooglea

zo·o·gle·al, adjective
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