thiobacillus


thio·ba·cil·lus

noun \-bə-ˈsil-əs\

Definition of THIOBACILLUS

1
capitalized : a genus of small rod-shaped bacteria (family Thiobacteriaceae) that live in water, sewage, and soils, derive energy from oxidation of sulfides, thiosulfates, or elemental sulfur, and obtain carbon from carbon dioxide, bicarbonates, or carbonates in solution
2
plural thio·ba·cil·li \-ˌī\ : any bacterium (as some sulfur bacteria) of the genus Thiobacillus

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