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flavobacteria

[ fley-voh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ ˌfleɪ voʊ bækˈtɪər i ə /
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plural noun, singular fla·vo·bac·te·ri·um [fley-voh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /ˌfleɪ voʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/. Bacteriology.

rod-shaped, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Flavobacterium, inhabiting soil and water.

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Origin of flavobacteria

From New Latin; see origin at flavo-, bacteria
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