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sulfur bacterium

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sulfur bacterium

noun

Definition of SULFUR BACTERIUM

:  any of various bacteria (especially genus Thiobacillus) capable of metabolizing sulfur compounds

First Known Use of SULFUR BACTERIUM

1891

sulfur bacterium

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SULFUR BACTERIUM

:  any of various bacteria capable of reducing sulfur compounds; especially :  one of the genus Thiobacillus

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