plural noun Beg·giat·o·a·les \bə-ˌja-tə-ˈwā-(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Beggiatoales

  1. :  an order of free-living bacteria having relatively large rigid cells often in filaments, lacking flagella and moving by gliding like some of the blue-green algae, and often containing sulfur granules within or on the surface of the cells — see beggiatoa

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Origin and Etymology of beggiatoales

New Latin, from Beggiatoa + -ales

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to criticize severely

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