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Meaning of flavobacterium

fla•vo•bac•te•ri•um

Pronunciation: (flā"vō-bak-tēr'ē-um), [key]
— pl. -te•ri•a
  1. any of several rod-shaped, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Flavobacterium, inhabiting soil and water.
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