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[fley-voh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌfleɪ voʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/
plural noun, singular flavobacterium
[fley-voh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌfleɪ voʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA).
rod-shaped, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Flavobacterium, inhabiting soil and water.
Origin of flavobacteria
< New Latin; see flavo-, bacteria Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Flavobacterium Fla·vo·bac·te·ri·um (flā'vō-bāk-tēr'ē-əm)
A genus of gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria occurring in soil and water and characteristically producing yellow, orange, red, or yellow-brown pigments.

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