nanobacterium(redirected from Calcifying Nanoparticle)
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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.
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NanobacteriumA prokaryote name with no current standing in prokaryotic nomenclature.
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