myxococcus

noun

myxo·​coc·​cus -ˈkäk-əs How to pronounce myxococcus (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of myxobacteria in which the rod-shaped vegetative cells are transformed into ovoid to spherical spores
2
plural myxococci -ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī How to pronounce myxococcus (audio) : any myxobacterium of the genus Myxococcus

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“Myxococcus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myxococcus. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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