Cellvibrio

noun
Cell·​vib·​rio | \ (ˈ)selˈvibrēˌō \

Definition of Cellvibrio

: a genus of long slender slightly curved monotrichous motile rod-shaped bacteria (family Spirillaceae) with rounded ends that oxidize cellulose to oxycellulose and cause disintegration of vegetable fiber — compare cellfalcicula

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History and Etymology for Cellvibrio

New Latin, from cell- + Vibrio

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“Cellvibrio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cellvibrio. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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