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sulfur bacteria

noun
1.
several species of bacteria, especially of the genera Beggiatoa and Thiobacillus, that have the ability to utilize sulfur or inorganic sulfur compounds as an energy source.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Iron and sulfur bacteria may also be present in well water.

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