HyperDic: bacteroidal

English > 1 sense of the word bacteroidal:
ADJECTIVEpertbacteroidal, bacteroid, bacterioidal, bacterioidresembling bacteria
English > bacteroidal: 1 sense > adjective 1, pert
Meaningresembling bacteria.
Synonymsbacteroid, bacterioidal, bacterioid
Nounsbacteria(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
bacteroida rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)

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