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myxobacteria

[ mik-soh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ ˌmɪk soʊ bækˈtɪər i ə /
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plural noun, singular myx·o·bac·te·ri·um [mik-soh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /ˌmɪk soʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/. Bacteriology.

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Origin of myxobacteria

1930–35; myxo- + bacteria, based on the genus name Myxobacter;see -bacter
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