bacteroides

noun
bac·​te·​roi·​des | \ -ˈrȯid-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce bacteroides (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacteroides

1 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
2 plural bacteroides : a bacterium of the genus Bacteroides or of a closely related genus

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“Bacteroides.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bacteroides. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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