bac·​te·​roi·​des -ˈrȯid-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce bacteroides (audio)
capitalized : a genus of gram-negative anaerobic bacteria that belong to the family Bacteroidaceae, that have rounded ends, produce no endospores and no pigment, and that occur usually in the normal intestinal flora
plural bacteroides : a bacterium of the genus Bacteroides or of a closely related genus

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“Bacteroides.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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