alcaligenes

alcaligenes

[al-kuh-lij-uh-neez]
noun, plural alcaligenes. Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Alcaligenes, found in the intestinal tract of humans and other vertebrates and in dairy products.

Origin:
1919; < Neo-Latin < French alcali- alkali + Greek -genēs; see -gen

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