sarcina

sarcina

[sahr-suh-nuh]
noun, plural sarcinas, sarcinae [sahr-suh-nee] . Bacteriology.
any of several spherical, saprophytic bacteria of the genus Sarcina, having a cuboidal cell arrangement.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin, Latin: bundle

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Sarcina Sar·ci·na (sär'sə-nə)
n.
A genus of anaerobic gram-positive bacteria including both saprophytic and facultatively parasitic species.

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