bdellovibrio

noun
bdel·​lo·​vi·​brio | \ ˌdel-ō-ˈvib-rē-ˌō How to pronounce bdellovibrio (audio) \

Medical Definition of bdellovibrio

1 capitalized : a genus of motile, gram-negative bacteria that are parasitic on other gram-negative bacteria
2 plural bdellovibrios or bdellovibrio : any bacterium of the genus Bdellovibrio Bdellovibrios are widespread in nature and are easily isolated from sewage, natural waters, and soil by methods like those used for bacteriophages. — Daniel Lim, Microbiology, 3rd edition, 2003

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