bacteroidal cell

noun

: a peritoneal or coelomic cell in certain invertebrates that is packed with rodlike inclusions thought by some to be bacterial symbionts and by others excretory products

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bacteroidal cell was in 1930

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“Bacteroidal cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteroidal%20cell. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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