micro bacteria

microbacterium

[mahy-kroh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]
noun, plural microbacteria [mahy-kroh-bak-teer-ee-uh] . Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped, thermoduric, saprophytic bacteria of the genus Microbacterium, found chiefly in dairy products.

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

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