Acinetobacter

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Acinetobacter is a compound word from scientific Greek [ α + κίνητο + βακτηρ(ία)], meaning 'nonmotile rod'. The first element acineto- is a somewhat baroque rendering of the Greek morpheme ακίνητο-; the more common transliteration in English is akineto-, as in akinetic.

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Acinetobacter m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Moraxellaceae – Gram-negative bacteria found in soil.

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