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thiobacillus

[thahy-oh-buh-sil-uh s] /ˌθaɪ oʊ bəˈsɪl əs/
noun, plural thiobacilli
[thahy-oh-buh-sil-ahy] /ˌθaɪ oʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Thiobacillus, inhabiting soil, sewage, etc., that derive energy from oxidation of sulfur or sulfur compounds.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; Neo-Latin; see thio-, bacillus
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