zooglea(redirected from zoogloeas)
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In bacteriology, an old term for a mass of bacteria held together by a clear gelatinous substance.
[zoo- + G. glia, glue]
zooglea/zoo·glea/ (zo″o-gle´ah) pl. zoogle´ae a colony of bacteria embedded in a gelatinous matrix.
zooglea(zō″ō-glē′ă) [″ + gloios, sticky]
A stage in development of certain organisms in which colonies of microbes are embedded in a gelatinous matrix.