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[bahy-uh-vahr] /ˈbaɪ əˌvɑr/
noun, Bacteriology.
a group of microorganisms, usually bacteria, that have identical genetic but different biochemical or physiological characters.
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biovars in Medicine

biovar bi·o·var (bī'ō-vâr', -vār')
A group of bacterial strains that are distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of their physiological characteristics.

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