myxobacterium

noun
myxo·​bac·​te·​ri·​um | \ -ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce myxobacterium (audio) \
plural myxobacteria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce myxobacteria (audio) \

Medical Definition of myxobacterium

: any bacterium of the order Myxobacterales

called also myxobacter, slime bacterium

Other Words from myxobacterium

myxobacterial \ -​ē-​əl How to pronounce myxobacterial (audio) \ adjective

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