Definition of amoebobacter
1 capitalized : a genus of purple sulfur bacteria (family Thiorhodaceae) having spherical or elongated cells that are aggregated in amoeboid colonies without an enclosing capsule and that occur in mud and stagnant water
2 plural -s : any organism of the genus Amoebobacter
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Origin and Etymology of amoebobacter
New Latin, from Amoeba + -o- + -bacter
First Known Use: 1898See Words from the same year
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