zooglea

noun
zo·​o·​glea
variants: or chiefly British zoogloea \ ˌzō-​ə-​ˈglē-​ə How to pronounce zoogloea (audio) \
plural zoogleas or zoogleae or chiefly British zoogloeas or zoogloeae\ -​ˈglē-​ˌē How to pronounce zoogloeae (audio) \

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

Other Words from zooglea

zoogleal or chiefly British zoogloeal \ -​ˈglē-​əl How to pronounce zoogloeal (audio) \ adjective

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“Zooglea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/zoogleae. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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