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microbacteria

[mahy-kroh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/
plural noun, singular microbacterium
[mahy-kroh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology.
1.
rod-shaped, thermoduric, saprophytic bacteria of the genus Microbacterium, found chiefly in dairy products.
Origin of microbacteria
From New Latin; See origin at micro-, bacteria
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