Sphaerotilus

noun
Sphae·​rot·​i·​lus | \ sfə̇ˈrätᵊləs \

Definition of Sphaerotilus

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

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History and Etymology for Sphaerotilus

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

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“Sphaerotilus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaerotilus. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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