Rhodospirillum

noun Rho·do·spirillum \¦rō(ˌ) dō+\

Definition of Rhodospirillum

  1. :  a genus of spiral actively motile bacteria (family Athiorhodaceae) that live in mud and stagnant water and are held to fix atmospheric nitrogen

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Origin and Etymology of rhodospirillum

New Latin, from rhod- + Spirillum


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