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Bacteroides


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n. a genus of Gram-negative, mostly nonmotile, anaerobic rodlike bacteria. They are normally present in the alimentary and urinogenital tracts of mammals and are found in the mouth, particularly in dental plaque associated with periodontal disease. Some species have now been classified into the genera Porphyromonas and Prevotella.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.


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