noun thio·spirillum \¦thīō+\

Definition of thiospirillum

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of spiral purple sulfur bacteria (family Thiorhodaceae) motile by means of polar flagella and common in mud and stagnant water

  2. 2 plural thiospirilla :  any bacterium of the genus Thiospirillum

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Origin and Etymology of thiospirillum

New Latin, from thi- + Spirillum

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