plural noun, singular eu·bac·te·ri·um [yoo-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌyu bækˈtɪər i əm/. Bacteriology.
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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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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A genus of anaerobic, nonsporeforming, nonmotile bacteria occurring in the intestinal tract; they attack carbohydrates and may be pathogenic.
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