nanobacterium

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na·no·bac·te·ri·um

 (năn′ə-băk-tîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. na·no·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
A calcified, crystalline particle smaller than 200 nanometers in diameter (the diameter of the smallest bacteria), hypothesized to be a self-replicating microorganism that can cause pathogenic calcification, as in arteriosclerosis and kidney stones.
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