noun, plural sar·ci·nas, sar·ci·nae [sahr-suh-nee] /ˈsɑr səˌni/. Bacteriology.

any of several spherical, saprophytic bacteria of the genus Sarcina, having a cuboidal cell arrangement.

Origin of sarcina

1835–45; < New Latin, Latin: bundle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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A genus of anaerobic gram-positive bacteria including both saprophytic and facultatively parasitic species.
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