eubacterium

noun

eu·​bac·​te·​ri·​um ˌyü-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce eubacterium (audio)
: any of the bacteria excluding those included in the archaebacteria or the archaea
eubacterial adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eubacterium was in 1913

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“Eubacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eubacterium. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

eubacterium

noun

eu·​bac·​te·​ri·​um ˌyü-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce eubacterium (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of gram-positive anaerobic rod-shaped bacteria that do not form spores, that are found in the bodily cavities of animals including humans, in plant and animal products, in infections of soft tissue, and in soil, and that include some forms which may be pathogenic
2
plural eubacteria -ē-ə How to pronounce eubacterium (audio) : any microorganism of the subkingdom Eubacteria or the domain Bacteria

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