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alcaligenes

[al-kuh-lij-uh-neez] /ˌæl kəˈlɪdʒ əˌniz/
noun, plural alcaligenes. Bacteriology
1.
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
1919; < Neo-Latin < French alcali- alkali + Greek -genēs; see -gen
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