Desulfovibrio

noun
De·​sul·​fo·​vibrio | \ (ˌ)dēˌsəlfə+ \

Definition of Desulfovibrio

: a genus of curved motile anaerobic bacteria rods (family Spirillaceae) that reduce sulfates to hydrogen sulfide and include at least one form (D. halohydrocarbonoclasticus) capable of increasing the flow of oil wells by raising the gas pressure and enlarging the flow channels in the rock

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History and Etymology for Desulfovibrio

New Latin, from de- + sulfo- + vibrio

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“Desulfovibrio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Desulfovibrio. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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