Medical Dictionary


noun plural Myxo·bac·ter·a·les \ˌmik-sə-ˌbak-tə-ˈrā-(ˌ)lēz\

Medical Definition of Myxobacterales

  1. :  an order of higher bacteria having long slender nonflagellated vegetative cells that form colonies capable of creeping slowly over a layer of slime secreted by the cells, forming spores usually in distinct fruiting bodies, and living chiefly as saprophytes on substrates rich in carbohydrates

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