Achromatiaceae

plural noun Ach·ro·mati·a·ce·ae \ˌa-krō-ˌma-tē-ˈā-sē-ˌē, -ˌmā-shē-\

Definition of Achromatiaceae

  1. :  a family usually placed in the order Beggiatoales that includes large motile aquatic bacteria containing sulfur or calcium carbonate inclusions but no photosynthetic pigments

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Origin and Etymology of achromatiaceae

New Latin, from Achromatium, type genus (from achromat- + -ium) + -aceae


First Known Use: 1918


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