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bacteroid

 [bak´ter-oid]
1. resembling a bacterium.
2. a structurally modified bacterium.

bac·te·roid

(bak'ter-oyd),
Resembling bacteria.

bacteroid

(băk′tə-roid′)
n.
Any of various bacteria, especially those of the genus Rhizobium, that carry out nitrogen fixation in the root nodules of leguminous plants and often change markedly in size and shape after they enter the roots.

bacteroid

[bak′təroid]
1 pertaining to or resembling bacteria.
2 a structure that resembles a bacterium. Also bacterioid [baktir′ē·oid] bacteroidal, bacterioidal, adj.

bacteroid

1. resembling a bacterium.
2. a structurally modified bacterium.
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