plural noun Rho·do·bac·te·ri·a·ce·ae \¦rō(ˌ)dō(ˌ)bakˌtirēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Rhodobacteriaceae

in some classifications

  1. :  a family of Thiobacteriales coextensive with Rhodobacteriinae

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Origin and Etymology of rhodobacteriaceae

New Latin, from Rhodobacterium, type genus (from rhod- + Bacterium) + -aceae

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