bdel·​lo·​vi·​brio ˌdel-ō-ˈvib-rē-ˌō How to pronounce bdellovibrio (audio)
capitalized : a genus of motile, gram-negative bacteria that are parasitic on other gram-negative bacteria
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

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“Bdellovibrio.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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