sulfur bacterium

noun

Definition of sulfur bacterium

:any of various bacteria (especially genus Thiobacillus) capable of metabolizing sulfur compounds

First Known Use of sulfur bacterium

1891


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sulfur bacterium

noun

medical Definition of sulfur bacterium

:any of various bacteria capable of reducing sulfur compounds; especially :one of the genus Thiobacillus

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