Definition of bacteroid in English:


Syllabification: bac·te·roid
Pronunciation: /ˈbaktəˌroid/

Entry from US English dictionary


Of the nature of or resembling a bacterium.


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A bacteroid organism or structure, especially a modified cell formed by a symbiotic bacterium in a root nodule of a leguminous plant.

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