thiospirillum

noun
thio·​spirillum | \ ¦thīō+ \

Definition of thiospirillum

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 plural thiospirilla : any bacterium of the genus Thiospirillum

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New Latin, from thi- + Spirillum

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“Thiospirillum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiospirillum. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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