plural noun
Thio·​bacteriaceae | \ "+ \

Definition of Thiobacteriaceae

: a family of coccoid to rod-shaped free-living bacteria (order Pseudomonadales) that oxidize sulfur compounds as a source of energy usually with the deposit of free sulfur and may or may not require an organic source of carbon — see thiobacillus

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History and Etymology for Thiobacteriaceae

New Latin, from Thiobacterium, genus of sulfur bacteria in some classifications + -aceae

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“Thiobacteriaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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