1. Resembles a bacterium.
  2. A particular group of small, gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria.
  3. A cell which was modified from a bacteria that has become an endosymbiont within other organisms, like plants or marine animals.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Bac"te*roid (?), Bac`te*roid"al (?), a. [Bacterium + -oid.] Biol.

Resembling bacteria; as, bacteroid particles.


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