mi·​cro·​bac·​te·​ri·​um -bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce microbacterium (audio)
capitalized : a genus of minute nonmotile gram-positive thermotolerant bacteria closely related to or included in the family Corynebacteriaceae that are common in dairy products and the mammalian intestinal tract
plural microbacteria -ē-ə How to pronounce microbacterium (audio) : any of numerous minute heat-resistant bacteria
specifically : any bacterium of the genus Microbacterium

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“Microbacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/microbacterium. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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