noun Sphae·rot·i·lus \sfə̇ˈrätələs\

Definition of Sphaerotilus

  1. :  a genus of bacteria (family Chlamydobacteriaceae) having filaments that exhibit false branching and reproducing by both conidia and swarmers

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Origin and Etymology of sphaerotilus

New Latin, from sphaer- + Greek tilos fiber, from tillein to pluck

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capable of being understood in two ways

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