myxobacterium

noun

myxo·​bac·​te·​ri·​um -ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce myxobacterium (audio)
plural myxobacteria -ē-ə How to pronounce myxobacterium (audio)
: any bacterium of the order Myxobacterales

called also myxobacter, slime bacterium

myxobacterial adjective

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“Myxobacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myxobacterium. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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