zoogloea


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zoogloea

also

zooglea

(zō′ə-glē′ə)
n. pl. zoo·gloeae (-glē′ē′) or zoo·gloeas also zoo·gleae (-glē′ē′) or zoo·gleas
1. Any of various highly motile, aerobic bacteria of the genus Zoogloea found especially in wastewater, where the cells aggregate into flocculent, gelatinous masses.
2. A mass of such bacteria or other bacteria.

zo′o·gloe′al adj.