agrobacteria

[ ag-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ ˌæg roʊ bækˈtɪər i ə /

plural noun, singular ag·ro·bac·te·ri·um [ag-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌæg roʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/. Bacteriology.

short rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Agrobacterium, that cause plant diseases, as crown gall.

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Origin of agrobacteria

From New Latin; see origin at agro-, bacteria
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