bacteroid


bac·te·roid

noun \ˈbak-tə-ˌrid\

Definition of BACTEROID

:  an irregularly shaped form of a nitrogen-fixing bacterium (as a rhizobium) found especially in root nodules of legumes

First Known Use of BACTEROID

1878

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