microbacteria

[mahy-kroh-bak-teer-ee-uh]
plural noun, singular mi·cro·bac·te·ri·um [mahy-kroh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/. Bacteriology.
  1. rod-shaped, thermoduric, saprophytic bacteria of the genus Microbacterium, found chiefly in dairy products.

Origin of microbacteria

From New Latin; see origin at micro-, bacteria
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