Cellfalcicula

noun Cell·fal·cic·u·la \¦selˌfalˈsikyələ\

Definition of Cellfalcicula

  1. :  a genus of motile gram-negative monotrichous soil bacteria (family Spirillaceae) that oxidize cellulose to oxycellulose and thus cause disintegration of vegetable fiber, appearing as short rods with pointed ends and containing metachromatic granules — compare cellvibrio

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Origin and Etymology of cellfalcicula

New Latin, from cell- + Late Latin falcicula small sickle, diminutive of Latin falc-, falx sickle — more at falchion


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