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cyanobacteria

[ sahy-uh-noh-bak-teer-ee-uh, sahy-an-oh- ]
/ 藢sa瑟 蓹 no蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹, sa瑟藢忙n o蕣- /
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plural noun, singular cy路a路no路bac路te路ri路um [sahy-uh-noh-bak-teer-ee-uhm, sahy-an-oh-]. /藢sa瑟 蓹 no蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹m, sa瑟藢忙n o蕣-/.
Microbiology. a widely distributed group of photosynthetic bacteria, occurring singly or in colonies in terrestrial and aquatic habitats: often mistakenly referred to as algae, especially when called by their most common misnomer, blue-green algae .
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Also called cyanophytes .

Origin of cyanobacteria

First recorded in 1975鈥80; cyano-1 + bacteria

Other definitions for cyanobacteria (2 of 2)

Cyanobacteria
[ sahy-uh-noh-bak-teer-ee-uh, sahy-an-oh- ]
/ 藢sa瑟 蓹 no蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹, sa瑟藢忙n o蕣- /

noun Microbiology.
the phylum, or subkingdom, that comprises the cyanobacteria.
Also called Cyanophyta .

Origin of Cyanobacteria

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How to use cyanobacteria in a sentence

  • For the past decade, he has used the phototropic properties of cyanobacteria to produce images in Petri dishes.

    The Deadliest Art Ever|Jaimie Etkin|May 31, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for cyanobacteria

cyanobacteria
/ (藢sa瑟蓹n蓹蕣b忙k藞t瑟蓹r瑟蓹) /

pl n singular -rium (-r瑟蓹m)
a group of photosynthetic bacteria (phylum Cyanobacteria) containing a blue photosynthetic pigmentFormer name: blue-green algae
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Medical definitions for cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria
[ s墨鈥采-n艒-b膬k-t卯r膿-蓹 ]

n.
A group of Procaryotae consisting of unicellular or filamentous gram-negative microorganisms that are either nonmotile or possess a gliding motility, may reproduce by binary fission, and photosynthetically produce oxygen; some species are capable of fixing nitrogen. Members of this phylum were formerly called blue-green algae.
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