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

Other Words from eubacterium

eubacterial \ˌyü-bak-ˈtir-ē-əl \ adjective

First Known Use of eubacterium

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eubacterium

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

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