zooglea

noun
zo·​o·​glea
variants: or chiefly British zoogloea \ ˌzō-​ə-​ˈglē-​ə \
plural zoogleas or zoogleae or chiefly British zoogloeas or zoogloeae\ -​ˈglē-​ˌē \

Medical Definition of zooglea 

: 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

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