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Adjective: bacteroid  'bak-tu,royd
  1. Resembling bacteria
    - bacteroidal, bacterioidal, bacterioid
Noun: bacteroid  'bak-tu,royd
  1. A rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)

Derived forms: bacteroids

Type of: bacteria, bacterium

Encyclopedia: Bacteroid