sulfur bacterium


Definition of sulfur bacterium

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

First Known Use of sulfur bacterium

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Sulfur bacterium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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sulfur bacterium


Medical Definition of sulfur bacterium

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

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