Definition of Bacteroidaceae
1. Noun. Family of bacteria living usually in the alimentary canal or on mucous surfaces of warm-blooded animals; sometimes associated with acute infective processes.
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Family
Group relationships: Eubacteriales, Order Eubacteriales
Member holonyms: Bacteroides, Genus Bacteroides
Medical Definition of Bacteroidaceae
1. A family of gram-negative bacteria found primarily in the intestinal tracts and mucous membranes of warm-blooded animals. Its organisms are sometimes pathogenic. (12 Dec 1998)
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