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Bacteroidaceae

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

Medical Definition of Bacteroidaceae

  1. :  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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