noun Cau·lo·bac·ter \ˈkȯlōˌbaktə(r)\

Definition of Caulobacter

  1. :  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



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Origin and Etymology of caulobacter

New Latin, from caul- + -bacter

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to cast off or become cast off

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