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Meaning of bacteroides

bac•te•roi•des

Pronunciation: (bak"tu-roi'dēz), [key]
— pl. -des.
  1. any of several rod-shaped, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Bacteroides, occurring in the alimentary and genitourinary tracts of humans and other mammals, certain species of which are pathogenic.
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