Myxobacterium Definition

mĭksō-băk-tîrē-əm
myxobacteria
noun
Any of numerous rod-shaped, aerobic, gram-negative bacteria of the order Myxococcales that move by gliding and have a complex life cycle in which vegetative cells aggregate into fruiting bodies and differentiate into desiccation-resistant spores.
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Synonyms:
slime bacteriagliding bacteriamyxobactermyxobacteria

Other Word Forms of Myxobacterium

Noun

Singular:
myxobacterium
Plural:
myxobacteria

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