zoogloea

Definitions:

  • Any of various highly motile, aerobic bacteria of the genus <em>Zoogloea</em> found especially in wastewater, where the cells aggregate into flocculent, gelatinous masses.
  • A mass of such bacteria or other bacteria.
  • A <xref>colony</xref> or <xref>mass</xref> of <xref>bacteria</xref> <xref>embedded</xref> in a <xref>viscous</xref> <xref>gelatinous</xref> substance, characteristic of a <xref>transitory</xref> stage through which rapidly multiplying bacteria pass in the course of their <xref>evolution</xref>.
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