methanogen[mə t̸han′ə jən, -jen′]
methanogen definition by Webster's New World
an anaerobic microorganism that lives on carbon dioxide and hydrogen and gives off methane, found in swamp sediment, cows' stomachs, etc.
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- methanogenic adjective
methanogen definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of various archaea that are capable of producing methane from the decomposition of organic material.
methanogen - Medical Definition
Any of various anaerobic methane-producing bacteria belonging to the family Methanobacteriaceae.