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flavobacteria

[fley-voh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌfleɪ voʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/
plural noun, singular flavobacterium
[fley-voh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌfleɪ voʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
rod-shaped, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Flavobacterium, inhabiting soil and water.
Origin of flavobacteria
< New Latin; see flavo-, bacteria
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