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bac·te·roid

 (băk′tə-roid′)
n.
Any of various bacteria, especially those of the genus Rhizobium, that carry out nitrogen fixation in the root nodules of leguminous plants and often change markedly in size and shape after they enter the roots.

bacteroid

(ˈbæktəˌrɔɪd) or

bacterioid

adj
(Microbiology) resembling a bacterium
n
(Microbiology) any rodlike bacterium of the genus Bacteroides, occurring in the gut of humans and animals

bac•te•roid

(ˈbæk təˌrɔɪd)
n.
1. any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants.
adj.
2. Also, bac`te•roi′dal. resembling bacteria.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.bacteroid - a rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)bacteroid - a rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
Adj.1.bacteroid - resembling bacteriabacteroid - resembling bacteria      
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Bacteroidetes include Bacteroids and Prevotella species.
Cultures from the wounds commonly show polymicrobial infections by aerobes and anaerobes, which include coliforms, klebsiella, streptococci, staphylococci, clostridia, bacteroids, and corynbacteria.
In addition to N, molybdenum (Mo) also has a large effect on BNF because the main functions of Mo in the plant are related to N metabolism, specifically the nitrogenase enzyme system present in the bacteroids in nodules and the nitrate reductase enzyme system that is essential for plant N assimilation (Dechen & Nachtigall, 2007).
The principal organism seen in normal appendix, in acute appendicitis, and in perforated appendicitis are Escherichia Coli and Bacteroids fragilis.
Short term effect of ammonium chloride on nitrogen fixation by Azotobactervinelandiiand and by bacteroids of Rhizobium leguminosarum.
Cultures from the wounds in FG show polymicrobial infection by aerobes and anaerobes, including coliforms, Klebsiella, streptococci, staphylococci, clostridia, bacteroids, and corynebacteria.