plural noun
Hy·​pho·​mi·​cro·​bi·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ¦hī(ˌ)fō(ˌ)mīˌkrōbēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Hyphomicrobiaceae

: a small family of heterotrophic soil or water bacteria (order Hyphomicrobiales) that often have the individual cells linked by fine filaments

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History and Etymology for Hyphomicrobiaceae

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 20 Oct. 2020.

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