eubacterium

noun eu·bac·te·ri·um \ ˌyü-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm \

Definition of eubacterium

:any of the bacteria excluding those included in the archaebacteria or the archaea

eubacterial

play \ˌyü-bak-ˈtir-ē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of eubacterium

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

eubacterium

noun eu·bac·te·ri·um \ ˌyü-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm \

medical Definition of eubacterium

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 play \-ē-ə\ :any microorganism of the subkingdom Eubacteria or the domain Bacteria

Learn More about eubacterium


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eubacterium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!