several species of bacteria, especially of the genera Beggiatoa and Thiobacillus, that have the ability to utilize sulfur or inorganic sulfur compounds as an energy source.
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Origin of sulfur bacteria
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby sulfur bacteria
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