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 Dictionary entry overview: What does archaebacteria mean? 

  The noun ARCHAEBACTERIA has 1 sense:

1. considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae

  Familiarity information: ARCHAEBACTERIA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1archaebacteria [BACK TO TOP]


Considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


archaebacteria; archaebacterium; archaeobacteria; archeobacteria

Hypernyms ("archaebacteria" is a kind of...):

moneran; moneron (organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "archaebacteria"):

methanogen (archaebacteria found in anaerobic environments such as animal intestinal tracts or sediments or sewage and capable of producing methane; a source of natural gas)

halophil; halophile (archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival)

thermoacidophile (archaebacteria that thrive in strongly acidic environments at high temperatures)

Holonyms ("archaebacteria" is a member of...):

division Archaebacteria (in some classifications considered a kingdom)

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