Zoogloea


Zoogloea
Zoogloea o`["o]*gl[oe]"a, n. [NL., from Gr. zw^,on an animal + ? any glutinous substance.] (Biol.) A colony or mass of bacteria imbedded in a viscous gelatinous substance. The zo["o]gl[oe]a is characteristic of a transitory stage through which rapidly multiplying bacteria pass in the course of their evolution. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster]

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  • Zoogloea — steht für: Zoogloea (Gattung), eine Bakteriengattung Zoogloea (Biozönose), eine Lebensgemeinschaft des Bodens Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • zoogloea — [zō΄ōglē′ə, zō΄əglē′ə] n. 〚ModL /span> ZOO + Gr gloios, glutinous substance, gum < IE base * glei > CLAY〛 a colony of bacteria forming a jellylike mass as the result of the swelling of the cell walls through the absorption of water zoogloeal adj …   Universalium

  • zoogloea — [zō΄ōglē′ə, zō΄əglē′ə] n. [ModL < ZOO + Gr gloios, glutinous substance, gum < IE base * glei > CLAY] a colony of bacteria forming a jellylike mass as the result of the swelling of the cell walls through the absorption of water zoogloeal… …   English World dictionary

  • Zoogloea — Zo|ogloea   [ gløa; zu griechisch gloiós »klebrige Feuchtigkeit«], Gattung aerober, gramnegativer Stäbchenbakterien; bei der in mit organischen Stoffen belastetem Süßwasser lebenden Art Zoogloea ramigera werden die Einzelzellen durch massive… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • zoogloea — noun see zooglea * * * zōogloea / glēˈə/ noun (Gr gloiā glue; bacteriology) A mucilaginous mass of bacteria embedded in slimy material derived from swollen cell walls • • • Main Entry: ↑zoo …   Useful english dictionary

  • zoogloea — noun A colony or mass of bacteria embedded in a viscous gelatinous substance, characteristic of a transitory stage through which rapidly multiplying bacteria pass in the course of their evolution …   Wiktionary

  • zoogloea — zo·o·gloea …   English syllables

  • zoogloea — /zoʊəˈgliə/ (say zohuh gleeuh) noun a jelly like mass or aggregate of bacteria formed when the cell walls swell through absorption of water and become contiguous. {zoo + gloea (Latinisation of Greek gloia glue) –zoogloeal, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Zoogloea (Gattung) — Zoogloea Systematik Domäne: Bakterien Abteilung: Proteobacteria Klasse: Betaproteobacteria Ordnung: Rhod …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zoogloea ramigera — Systematik Abteilung: Proteobacteria Klasse: Betaproteobacteria Ordnung: Rhodocyclales Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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