myxococcus

noun
myxo·​coc·​cus | \ -ˈkäk-əs How to pronounce myxococcus (audio) \

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 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 12 Apr. 2021.

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