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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Origin and Etymology of thiobacteriaceae
New Latin, from Thiobacterium, genus of sulfur bacteria in some classifications + -aceae
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