flavobacteria

flavobacterium

[fley-voh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]
noun, plural flavobacteria [fley-voh-bak-teer-ee-uh] . Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Flavobacterium, inhabiting soil and water.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see flavo-, bacterium

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Flavobacterium Fla·vo·bac·te·ri·um (flā'vō-bāk-tēr'ē-əm)
n.
A genus of gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria occurring in soil and water and characteristically producing yellow, orange, red, or yellow-brown pigments.

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