Rhodospirillum

noun
Rho·​do·​spirillum | \ ¦rō(ˌ) dō+ \

Definition of Rhodospirillum

: 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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History and Etymology for Rhodospirillum

New Latin, from rhod- + Spirillum

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“Rhodospirillum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodospirillum. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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