noun plural

Bac·​te·​roi·​da·​ce·​ae ˌbak-tə-ˌrȯi-ˈdā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Bacteroidaceae (audio)
: 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 infectious processes see bacteroides, fusobacterium

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“Bacteroidaceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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