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bac•te•roi•des (bak′tə roi′dēz),USA pronunciation n., pl. -des.
- Microbiologyany 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.
- Neo-Latin; see bacter-, -oid
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