plural noun

: a family of gram-negative rod-shaped soil and water bacteria (order Pseudomonadales) that obtain energy by oxidizing simple carbon and hydrogen compounds and are often motile by means of polar flagella

Word History


New Latin, from Methanomonad-, Methanomonas, type genus (from International Scientific Vocabulary methane + New Latin -o- + -monad-, -monas) + -aceae

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“Methanomonadaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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