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nanobacterium

(năn′ə-băk-tîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. nanobac·teria (-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.

Nanobacterium

A prokaryote name with no current standing in prokaryotic nomenclature.
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Electron microscopy demonstrated nanobacterium as a nidus in the smallest calcium phosphate (carbonate apatite) units in the mitral valve vegetations.
Electron-lucent nanobacterium is surrounded with electron dense shell of carbonate apatite (Fig.
Consider for a minute that Nanobacteria produce calcification by building a calcium-shell around each Nanobacterium.
Nanobacterium sanguineum (nanobacteria) is the smallest self-replicating organism ever detected - at 50 to 500 billionths of a meter, 1/100th the size of the smallest previously known bacteria.
DOCRO) to assist with the development, validation, including FDA clinical trials, and commercialization of NANOBAC's laboratory tests detecting the presence of, or exposure to, Nanobacterium sanguineum.