slime bacteria


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Noun1.slime bacteria - bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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Myxobacteria are sometimes called slime bacteria because they produce a sugary slime in which they glide en masse.