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Sphaeroltilus

Pronunciation: sfe-rol'ti-lus

Definition: A genus of bacteria closely related to Leptothrix found in fresh water; Sphaeroltilus natans grows a thick biofilm mat in sulfite-containing water, especially as drained from paper mills.

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