myxobacterium
myxobacterium myxobacterium n.; pl. {myxobacteria}. A type of bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; they inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste.

Syn: myxobacterium, myxobacter, gliding bacteria, slime bacteria. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • myxobacterium — noun Any of many gram negative, rod shaped bacteria, of the phylum Myxobacteria, that form colonies of slime …   Wiktionary

  • myxobacterium — myxo·bac·te·ri·um tir ē əm n, pl ria ē ə any bacterium of the order Myxobacterales called also myxobacter, slime bacterium myxo·bac·te·ri·al ē əl adj …   Medical dictionary

  • myxobacterium — myxo·bac·te·ri·um …   English syllables

  • myxobacterium — noun bacteria that form colonies in self produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste • Syn: ↑myxobacteria, ↑myxobacter, ↑gliding bacteria, ↑slime bacteria • Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • myxobacteria — myxobacterium myxobacterium n.; pl. {myxobacteria}. A type of bacteria that form colonies in self produced slime; they inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste. Syn: myxobacterium, myxobacter, gliding bacteria, slime bacteria …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorangium cellulosum — is a soil dwelling Gram negative bacteria of the group myxobacteria. [cite journal | author = Julien B, Fehd R | title = Development of a mariner based transposon for use in Sorangium cellulosum. | url=http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/full/69/10/629… …   Wikipedia

  • myxobacteria — noun bacteria that form colonies in self produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste • Syn: ↑myxobacterium, ↑myxobacter, ↑gliding bacteria, ↑slime bacteria • Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myxobacteriaceae — noun bacteria living mostly in soils and on dung • Syn: ↑Polyangiaceae, ↑family Polyangiaceae, ↑family Myxobacteriaceae • Hypernyms: ↑bacteria family • Member Holonyms: ↑order Myxobacteria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myxobacteriales — noun an order of higher bacteria • Syn: ↑order Myxobacteria, ↑Myxobacterales, ↑order Myxobacterales, ↑order Myxobacteriales • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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