chromobacterium

noun
chro·​mo·​bac·​te·​ri·​um | \ ˌkrō-mō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce chromobacterium (audio) \

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\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce chromobacteria (audio) \ : a bacterium of the genus Chromobacterium

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“Chromobacterium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chromobacterium. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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