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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An aggregate of bacteria forming a jellylike mass with cell walls swollen by the absorption of water or other fluid.

Etymologies

zoo- + New Latin gloea, gum (from Medieval Greek gloia, glia, gum, glue, from Greek gloios).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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