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


  1. A genus of gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria occurring in soil and water and characteristically producing yellow, orange, red, or yellow-brown pigments.
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