- any of several spherical, saprophytic bacteria of the genus Sarcina, having a cuboidal cell arrangement.
Origin of sarcina
1835–45; < New Latin, Latin: bundle
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- A genus of anaerobic gram-positive bacteria including both saprophytic and facultatively parasitic species.
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