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eubacteria

[ yoo-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ ˌyu bækˈtɪər i ə /
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plural noun, singular eu·bac·te·ri·um [yoo-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /ˌyu bækˈtɪər i əm/. Bacteriology.

spherical or rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales, characterized by simple, undifferentiated cells with rigid walls.

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Also called true bacteria .

Origin of eubacteria

From New Latin, dating back to 1935–40; see origin at eu-, bacteria

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British Dictionary definitions for eubacteria

eubacteria
/ (ˌjuːbækˈtɪərɪə) /

pl n singular -rium (-rɪəm)

a large group of bacteria characterized by a rigid cell wall and, in motile types, flagella; the true bacteria

Word Origin for eubacteria

C20: via New Latin from Greek, from eu- (in the sense: true) + bacterium
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