plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Athiorhodaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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