from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) 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.

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  • noun rare, obsolete Alternative spelling of zoogloea.


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