Medical Dictionary

Bacteriaceae

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noun plural Bac·te·ri·a·ce·ae \(ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē\

Medical Definition of Bacteriaceae

  1. 1in some classifications :  a large family of rod-shaped usually gram-negative bacteria (order Bacillales) that produce no spores and have a complex metabolism utilizing amino acids and generally carbohydrates

  2. 2in former classifications :  a family comprising all simple cylindrical bacteria lacking a sheath and including the family Bacteriaceae, the genus Bacillus, and a number of other groups


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