myxococcus

noun
myxo·​coc·​cus | \-ˈkäk-əs \

Medical Definition of myxococcus 

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 \ : any myxobacterium of the genus Myxococcus

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