[ thahy-oh-buh-sil-uh s ]
/ ˌθaɪ oʊ bəˈsɪl əs /
noun, plural thi·o·ba·cil·li [thahy-oh-buh-sil-ahy] /ˌθaɪ oʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/. Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Thiobacillus, inhabiting soil, sewage, etc., that derive energy from oxidation of sulfur or sulfur compounds.
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