: a genus (the type of the family Caulobacteraceae) of gram-negative aquatic bacteria that are motile by polar flagella when young but later fixed to the substrate by a stalk and that multiply by transverse binary fission

Word History


New Latin, from caul- + -bacter

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“Caulobacter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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