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halobacteria

[ hal-oh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ 藢h忙l o蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹 /
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plural noun, singular hal路o路bac路te路ri路um [hal-oh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /藢h忙l o蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹m/. Microbiology.
former name of the haloarchaea, assigned before the archaea were recognized as organisms distinct from bacteria.
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Origin of halobacteria

First recorded in 1975鈥80; halo- + bacteria; compare New Latin Halobacterium a genus of such bacteria
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