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cyanobacteria

[sahy-uh-noh-bak-teer-ee-uh, sahy-an-oh-] /ˌsaɪ ə noʊ bækˈtɪər i ə, saɪˌæn oʊ-/
plural noun, singular cyanobacterium
[sahy-uh-noh-bak-teer-ee-uh m, sahy-an-oh-] /ˌsaɪ ə noʊ bækˈtɪər i əm, saɪˌæn oʊ-/ (Show IPA).
Biology
1.
blue-green algae.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; cyano-1 + bacteria
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British Dictionary definitions for cyano-bacteria

cyanobacteria

/ˌsaɪənəʊbækˈtɪərɪə/
plural noun (sing) -rium (-rɪəm)
1.
a group of photosynthetic bacteria (phylum Cyanobacteria) containing a blue photosynthetic pigment Former name blue-green algae
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cyano-bacteria in Medicine

Cyanobacteria Cy·a·no·bac·te·ri·a (sī'ə-nō-bāk-tēr'ē-ə)
n.
A group of Procaryotae consisting of unicellular or filamentous gram-negative microorganisms that are either nonmotile or possess a gliding motility, may reproduce by binary fission, and photosynthetically produce oxygen; some species capable of fixing nitrogen. Members of this phylum were formerly called blue-green algae.

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