- spherical or rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales, characterized by simple, undifferentiated cells with rigid walls.
Origin of eubacteria
Also called true bacteria.
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- a large group of bacteria characterized by a rigid cell wall and, in motile types, flagella; the true bacteria
C20: via New Latin from Greek, from eu- (in the sense: true) + bacterium
Word Origin and History for eubacterium
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A genus of anaerobic, nonsporeforming, nonmotile bacteria occurring in the intestinal tract; they attack carbohydrates and may be pathogenic.
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