eubacteria

eubacteria

[yoo-bak-teer-ee-uh]
plural noun, singular eubacterium [yoo-bak-teer-ee-uhm] . Bacteriology.
spherical or rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales, characterized by simple, undifferentiated cells with rigid walls; true bacteria.

Origin:
1935–40; < Neo-Latin; see eu-, bacteria

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eubacteria (ˌjuːbækˈtɪərɪə)
 
pl n , sing -rium
a large group of bacteria characterized by a rigid cell wall and, in motile types, flagella; the true bacteria
 
[C20: via New Latin from Greek, from eu- (in the sense: true) + bacterium]

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eubacteria
coined in Ger. 1930, from eu- + bacteria.
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