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Noun: myxobacterium (myxobacteria)
  1. Bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste
    - myxobacteria, myxobacter, gliding bacteria, slime bacteria

Derived forms: myxobacteria

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: Myxobacterales, Myxobacteriales, order Myxobacterales, order Myxobacteria, order Myxobacteriales

Encyclopedia: Myxobacterium