Bacteroid meaning

băk'tə-roid'
Any of various bacteria, especially those of the genus Rhizobium, that carry out nitrogen fixation in the root nodules of leguminous plants and often change markedly in size and shape after they enter the roots.
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Resembling bacteria.
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A structurally modified form of bacterium.
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Any of various bacteria, especially those of the genus Rhizobium, that carry out nitrogen fixation in the root nodules of leguminous plants and often change markedly in size and shape after they enter the roots.
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(dated) A micro-organism such as a bacterium or yeast.
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A bacterium of the species Bacteroides.
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A symbiotic form of the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Rhizobia, or the root nodule that it produces.
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(biology) Resembling bacteria.

Bacteroid particles.

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Origin of bacteroid