plural noun Chlo·ro·bacteriaceae

Definition of Chlorobacteriaceae

  1. :  a family of eubacteria (suborder Rhodobacteriinae) comprising the green sulfur bacteria and distinguished by a photosynthetic pigment related to but distinct from both the chlorophyll of higher plants and the bacterio-chlorophyll of the purple sulfur bacteria

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Origin and Etymology of chlorobacteriaceae

New Latin, from Chlorobacterium, type genus + -aceae

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