myxobacterium definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous gram-negative, rod-shaped saprophytic bacteria associated with phylum Myxobacteria, typically found embedded in slime where they form complex colonies and noted for his or her power to go by gliding along surfaces without the recognized organ of locomotion.
    • some of many gram-negative, rod-shaped micro-organisms, of phylum Myxobacteria, that kind colonies of slime
    • a kind of micro-organisms that form colonies in self-produced slime; they inhabit damp grounds or decaying plant matter or animal waste.
    • micro-organisms that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit damp soils or decaying plant matter or pet waste

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