Meaning of microbacterium in English:

microbacterium

Pronunciation /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)bakˈtɪərɪəm/

noun

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

  • 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.