Chromatium

noun
Chro·​ma·​ti·​um | \ krōˈmāshēəm \

Definition of Chromatium

: a genus of purple sulfur bacteria (family Thiorhodaceae) that are ovoid to bean-shaped or rod-shaped, motile by polar flagella, reddish from a mixture of bacteriochlorophyll and carotenoid pigments, and widely distributed in fresh or salt water, some having been reported also from soil

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History and Etymology for Chromatium

New Latin, from chromat- + -ium

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“Chromatium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chromatium. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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