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|Noun||1.||family Thiobacteriaceae - free-living coccoid to rod-shaped bacteria that derive energy from oxidizing sulfur or sulfur compounds|
bacteria family - a family of bacteria
order Pseudomonadales, Pseudomonadales - one of two usually recognized orders of true bacteria; Gram-negative spiral or spherical or rod-shaped bacteria usually motile by polar flagella; some contain photosynthetic pigments
genus Thiobacillus - a genus of bacteria