thio·​ba·​cil·​lus -bə-ˈsil-əs How to pronounce thiobacillus (audio)
capitalized : a genus of small rod-shaped bacteria (family Thiobacteriaceae) that live in water, sewage, and soils, derive energy from oxidation of sulfides, thiosulfates, or elemental sulfur, and obtain carbon from carbon dioxide, bicarbonates, or carbonates in solution
plural thiobacilli -ˌī How to pronounce thiobacillus (audio) : any bacterium (as some sulfur bacteria) of the genus Thiobacillus

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“Thiobacillus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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