halobacterium

halobacterium
noun
halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats
Syn: ↑halobacteria, ↑halobacter
Hypernyms: ↑halophile, ↑halophil

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\\¦halō ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ , -lə-\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from hal- + bacterium
1. capitalized : a genus of halophilic rod or disk-shaped gram-negative aerobic primitive bacteria (family Halobacteriaceae) that live in strongly saline pools in red to orange colonies and that at low oxygen levels synthesize the purple-pigmented protein bacteriorhodopsin
2. : a bacterium of the genus Halobacterium

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