Definitions of archaebacteria
  1. noun
    considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
    synonyms: archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria
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    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
    archaebacteria that thrive in strongly acidic environments at high temperatures
    halobacter, halobacteria, halobacterium
    halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats
    type of:
    moneran, moneron
    organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
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