Hyphomicrobiaceae

plural noun

Hy·​pho·​mi·​cro·​bi·​a·​ce·​ae
¦hī(ˌ)fō(ˌ)mīˌkrōbēˈāsēˌē
: a small family of heterotrophic soil or water bacteria (order Hyphomicrobiales) that often have the individual cells linked by fine filaments

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Hyphomicrobium, type genus (from hypho- + microbium) + -aceae

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“Hyphomicrobiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyphomicrobiaceae. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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