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A genus of aerobic, Gram-negative, non-motile bacteria of the family Neisseraceae, which are commonly present in soil, water, and sewage, and occasionally cause disease in humans, especially in hospitals; (also acinetobacter) a bacterium of this genus.
1960s; earliest use found in Biochimica Biophysica Acta. From scientific Latin Acinetobacter, genus name from ancient Greek ἀκίνετος motionless + bacter- (in bacterium).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.