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  • n. Alternative spelling of zoogloea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colony or mass of bacteria imbedded in a viscous gelatinous substance. The zoöglœa is characteristic of a transitory stage through which rapidly multiplying bacteria pass in the course of their evolution. Also used adjectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A peculiar colony of Schizomycetes in which they form a jelly-like mass by the swelling up of their cell-membranes.
  • n. A massing together of micro-organisms which occurs in a certain stage of their development, the collection being surrounded by a gelatinoid envelop.


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