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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 play \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī\ :any myxobacterium of the genus Myxococcus

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