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|Noun||1.||gliding 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