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zooglea

noun zo·o·glea
variants: or chiefly British zoogloea play \ˌzō-ə-ˈglē-ə\

medical Definition of zooglea

plural zoogleas or zoogleae or chiefly British zoogloeas or zoogloeae play \-ˈglē-ˌē\
: a gelatinous or mucilaginous mass that is characteristic of the growth of various bacteria when growing in fluid media rich in organic material and is made up of the bodies of the bacteria embedded in a matrix of swollen confluent capsule substance

zoogleal

or chiefly British zoogloeal play \-ˈglē-əl\ adjective

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