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

Definition of Achromatiaceae

: 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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First Known Use of Achromatiaceae

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Achromatiaceae

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

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“Achromatiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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