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Meaning of bacteroid

bac•te•roid

Pronunciation: (bak'tu-roid"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants.
—adj.
  1. resembling bacteria.
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