Definition of Bacteroid

1. Noun. A rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants).

Generic synonyms: Bacteria, Bacterium
Derivative terms: Bacteroidal



2. Adjective. Resembling bacteria.
Exact synonyms: Bacterioid, Bacterioidal, Bacteroidal
Partainyms: Bacteria, Bacteria, Bacteria, Bacteria
Derivative terms: Bacterium

Definition of Bacteroid

1. a. Resembling bacteria; as, bacteroid particles.

Definition of Bacteroid

1. Noun. (dated) A micro-organism such as a bacterium or yeast. ¹

2. Noun. A bacterium of the species ''Bacteroides''. ¹

3. Noun. A symbiotic form of the nitrogen-fixing bacterium ''Rhizobia'', or the root nodule that it produces. ¹

4. Adjective. (biology) Resembling bacteria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bacteroid

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Medical Definition of Bacteroid

1. Resembling or structurally a bacterium. Origin: Gr. Eidos = form (15 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacteroid

bacteriotrypsin
bacterise
bacteritic
bacterium
bacteriuria
bacteriurias
bacterivore
bacterivores
bacterivory
bacterization
bacterizations
bacterize
bacterized
bacterizes
bacterizing
bacteroid (current term)
bacteroidaceae
bacteroidaceae infections
bacteroidal
bacteroides fragilis
bacteroides infections
bacteroidosis
bacteroids
bacteræmia
bactoprenol
bacula
baculiform
baculine
baculite

Literary usage of Bacteroid

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1. Practical Plant Physiology: An Introduction to Original Research for by Wilhelm Detmer, S. A. (Samuel Albert) Moor (1898)
"In addition we perceive traversing this tissue, which is designated bacteroid tissue, characteristic branched highly glistening threads. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"The contents of the bacteroid cells are resorbed as the bacteroids dissolve ... In such injured tubercles the bacteroid masses often envelop themselves anew ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1873)
"... the fungoid origin of disease, and the bacteroid origin of disease ; the latter question first considered in its general aspect, and next successively ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"In fully developed tubercles the ' bacteroid ' tissue is situated entirely within ... with a well-marked endodermis, completely surrounded by ' bacteroid ..."

5. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1869)
"Large, somewhat denser cells than the spores, found on gome of the ripe /. Minute bacteroid bodies, and a few free spores. heads with ordinary spores. g. ..."

6. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1874)
"... gelatinous masses containing granules and bacteroid staves." Several other experiments of a similar kind were made, with pretty nearly the same results. ..."

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