Definition of microbacterium in English:

microbacterium

noun

  • 1Any small, especially rod-shaped, bacterium. Now rare.

  • 2Specifically. Any member of the genus Microbacterium, comprising very small, chiefly saprophytic, coryneform Gram-positive rods; especially M. lacticum, a heat-resistant member of the bacterial flora of milk. Also (in form Microbacterium): the genus itself.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science. From micro- + bacterium, after German Mikrobakterie.

Pronunciation

microbacterium

/ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)bakˈtɪərɪəm/