Definitions for archaebacteriaˌɑr ki bækˈtɪər i ə; ˌɑr ki oʊ-; -ˈtɪər i əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•chae•bac•te•ri•aˌɑr ki bækˈtɪər i ə; ˌɑr ki oʊ-; -ˈtɪər i əm(•ri•um

also ar•chae•o•bac•te•ri•a

  1. a group of microorganisms, including methanogens and halobacteria, that are genetically and functionally different from all other living forms, thrive in oxygen-poor environments, and are sometimes classified as a separate kingdom.

    Category: Microbiology

Origin of archaebacteria:

1977; < NL, =archae-, irreg. for archaeo-archaeo - (perh. an erroneous Latinizing of Gk arche-arche -) +bacteriabacteria

Princeton's WordNet

  1. archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria(noun)

    considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae


  1. archaebacteria(Noun)

    Plural form of archaebacterium.


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