plural noun Athi·o·rho·da·ce·ae \āˌthīəˌrōˈdāsēˌē\

Definition of Athiorhodaceae

  1. :  a family of small motile sulfur bacteria having polar flagella and red to brown coloration due to various combinations of bacteriochlorophyll and carotenoid pigments

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Origin and Etymology of athiorhodaceae

New Latin, from 2a- + thi- + rhod- + -aceae

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