bacteroid definition by Webster's New World
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a structurally modified form of bacterium
bacteroid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Resembling bacteria in appearance or action.noun
Any of various structurally modified bacteria, such as those occurring on the root nodules of leguminous plants.