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noun thio·ba·cil·lus \-bə-ˈsil-əs\

Medical Definition of THIOBACILLUS

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
plural thio·ba·cil·li \-ˌī\ :  any bacterium (as some sulfur bacteria) of the genus Thiobacillus


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