[ bahy-uh-vahr ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌvɑr /

noun Bacteriology.

a group of microorganisms, usually bacteria, that have identical genetic but different biochemical or physiological characters.

Origin of biovar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for biovars


[ bīō-vâr′, -văr′ ]


A group of bacterial strains that are distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of their physiological characteristics.
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