amoebobacter

noun amoe·bo·bac·ter \ əˈmēbōˌbaktə(r) \

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


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