halobacters
halobacter halobacter, halobacterium halobacterium .; pl. {halobacteria}, or {halobacters}. Any halophilic bacterium of the archaebacteria group, expecially of the genera {Halobacterium} and {Halococcus}, which live in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats.

Syn: halobacteria, halobacter. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • halobacter — halobacter, halobacterium halobacterium .; pl. {halobacteria}, or {halobacters}. Any halophilic bacterium of the archaebacteria group, expecially of the genera {Halobacterium} and {Halococcus}, which live in saline environments such as the Dead… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halobacteria — halobacter halobacter, halobacterium halobacterium .; pl. {halobacteria}, or {halobacters}. Any halophilic bacterium of the archaebacteria group, expecially of the genera {Halobacterium} and {Halococcus}, which live in saline environments such as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halobacterium — halobacter halobacter, halobacterium halobacterium .; pl. {halobacteria}, or {halobacters}. Any halophilic bacterium of the archaebacteria group, expecially of the genera {Halobacterium} and {Halococcus}, which live in saline environments such as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halobacteria — /hal oh bak tear ee euh/, n.pl., sing. halobacterium / tear ee euhm/. rod shaped archaebacteria, as of the genera Halobacterium and Halococcus, occurring in saline environments as the Dead Sea, salt flats, and brine, and using the pigment… …   Universalium

  • halobacteria — noun halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats • Syn: ↑halobacterium, ↑halobacter • Hypernyms: ↑halophile, ↑halophil * * * /hal oh bak tear ee euh/, n.pl., sing. halobacterium / tear ee euhm/ …   Useful english dictionary

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