Definitions for bacteroidˈbæk təˌrɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bac•te•roidˈbæk təˌrɔɪd(n.)

  1. any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants.

    Category: Microbiology

  2. (adj.)Also, bac`te•roi′dal. resembling bacteria.

    Category: Microbiology

Origin of bacteroid:

1850–55

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bacteroid(adj)

    a rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)

  2. bacteroidal, bacteroid, bacterioidal, bacterioid(adj)

    resembling bacteria

Wiktionary

  1. bacteroid(Noun)

    A micro-organism such as a bacterium or yeast.

  2. bacteroid(Noun)

    A bacterium of the species Bacteroides.

  3. bacteroid(Noun)

    A symbiotic form of the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Rhizobia, or the root nodule that it produces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bacteroid(adj)

    alt. of Bacteroidal

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