any of several rod-shaped, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Bacteroides, occurring in the alimentary and genitourinary tracts of humans and other mammals, certain species of which are pathogenic.
Cultivation and classification of “bacteroides,” “symbionts,” or “rickettsiae” of Blattella germanica.
The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth
Bacteroides Bac·te·roi·des (bāk’tə-roi’dēz)
A genus of gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped, non-sporeforming bacteria that occur in the respiratory, intestinal, and urogenital tracts of warm-blooded animals and include some pathogenic species.
- Bacteroides capillosus
bacteroides capillosus Bacteroides capillosus Bacteroides cap·il·lo·sus (kāp’ə-lō’səs) n. A species bacterium found in human cysts and wounds, the mouth, and feces.
- Bacteroides disiens
bacteroides disiens Bacteroides disiens Bacteroides di·si·ens (dī’sē-ənz) n. A bacterium found in abdominal and urogenital infections and in the mouth.
- Bacteroides fragilis
bacteroides fragilis Bacteroides fragilis Bacteroides frag·i·lis (frāj’ə-lĭs) n. A bacterium that is one of the predominant microorganisms in the lower intestinal tract of humans.
- Bacteroides melaninogenicus
bacteroides melaninogenicus Bacteroides melaninogenicus Bacteroides me·lan·i·no·gen·i·cus (mə-lān’ə-nō-jěn’ĭ-kəs) n. A bacterium found in the mouth, in feces, and in infections of the respiratory, urogenital, or intestinal tracts, pathogenic only in association with other microorganisms.