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chromobacterium

noun chro·mo·bac·te·ri·um \ ˌkrō-mō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm \

medical Definition of chromobacterium

1 capitalized :a genus of aerobic gram-negative saprophytic soil and water bacteria (family Rhizobiaceae) producing a violet pigment
2 plural chromobacteria play \-ē-ə\ :a bacterium of the genus Chromobacterium

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