plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Beggiatoa + -ales

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“Beggiatoales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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