plural noun Thio·rho·da·ce·ae \ˌthīərōˈdāsēˌē\

Definition of Thiorhodaceae

  1. :  a family of purple sulfur bacteria (suborder Rhodobacteriinae) using hydrogen sulfide as a hydrogen donor in their metabolism and accumulating molecular sulfur as a metabolic by-product

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Origin and Etymology of thiorhodaceae

New Latin, from thi- + rhod- + -aceae

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