bacteroid definition

  • adjective:
    • Resembling bacteria in features or activity.
    • Resembling bacteria.
    • Resembling micro-organisms.
    • resembling germs
  • noun:
    • any one of numerous structurally customized germs, such as those occurring regarding root nodules of leguminous flowers.
    • A micro-organism eg a bacterium or fungus.
    • A bacterium of types Bacteroides.
    • A symbiotic form of the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Rhizobia, or perhaps the root nodule it creates.
    • a rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched germs in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing flowers)

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