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[yoo-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌyu bækˈtɪər i ə/
plural noun, singular eubacterium
[yoo-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌyu bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA).
spherical or rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales, characterized by simple, undifferentiated cells with rigid walls.
Also called true bacteria.
Origin of eubacteria
From New Latin, dating back to 1935-40; See origin at eu-, bacteria Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for eubacterium


plural noun (sing) -rium (-rɪəm)
a large group of bacteria characterized by a rigid cell wall and, in motile types, flagella; the true bacteria
Word Origin
C20: via New Latin from Greek, from eu- (in the sense: true) + bacterium
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Word Origin and History for eubacterium



coined in German 1930; see eu- + bacteria.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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eubacterium in Medicine

Eubacterium Eu·bac·te·ri·um (yōō'bāk-tēr'ē-əm)
A genus of anaerobic, nonsporeforming, nonmotile bacteria occurring in the intestinal tract; they attack carbohydrates and may be pathogenic.

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