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Bacteroidaceae

noun plural Bac·te·roi·da·ce·ae \ ˌbak-tə-ˌrȯi-ˈdā-sē-ˌē \

medical Definition of Bacteroidaceae

:a family of extremely varied gram-negative bacteria (order Bacteroidales) that usually live in the digestive tract or on mucous surfaces of warm-blooded animals and are sometimes associated with acute infective processes — see bacteroides, fusobacterium

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