sulfur bacterium

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sulfur bacterium was in 1891

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“Sulfur bacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfur%20bacterium. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sulfur bacterium

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

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