zooglea

noun

zo·​o·​glea
variants or chiefly British zoogloea
plural zoogleas or zoogleae or chiefly British zoogloeas or zoogloeae -ˈglē-ˌē How to pronounce zooglea (audio)
: 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 adjective
or chiefly British zoogloeal

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“Zooglea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/zooglea. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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