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myxobacteria

[mik-soh-bak-teer-ee-uh]
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plural noun, singular myx·o·bac·te·ri·um [mik-soh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌmɪk soʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/. Bacteriology.
  1. gliding bacteria.
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Origin of myxobacteria

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