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Meaning of thiobacillus

thi•o•ba•cil•lus

Pronunciation: (thī"ō-bu-sil'us), [key]
— pl. -cil•li
  1. 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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