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, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sulfur bacterium

Share sulfur bacterium

Statistics for sulfur bacterium

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sulfur bacterium

The first known use of sulfur bacterium was in 1891

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sulfur bacterium

sulfur bacterium

noun

Medical Definition of sulfur bacterium 

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

More from Merriam-Webster on sulfur bacterium

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sulfur bacterium

Comments on sulfur bacterium

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

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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!