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bacteroid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacteroid  \Bac"te*roid\,  Bacteroidal  \Bac`te*roid"al\,  a. 
  [Bacterium  +  -oid.]  (Biol.) 
  Resembling  bacteria;  as  bacteroid  particles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bacteroid 
  adj  :  resembling  bacteria  [syn:  {bacteroidal},  {bacterioidal},  {bacterioid}] 
  n  1:  a  rodlike  bacterium  of  the  genus  Bacteroides 
  2:  any  of  the  rod-shaped  or  branched  bacteria  in  the  root 
  nodules  of  nitrogen-fixing  plants 




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