follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

corynebacterium

[kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uh m, kuh-rin-uh-] /ˌkɔr ə ni bækˈtɪər i əm, kəˈrɪn ə-/
noun, plural corynebacteria
[kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uh, kuh-rin-uh-] /ˌkɔr ə ni bækˈtɪər i ə, kəˈrɪn ə-/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium, many of which are pathogenic.
Origin
< New Latin (1896) < Greek korýnē club + bacterium bacterium
Related forms
corynebacterial, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
corynebacteria in Medicine

corynebacterium co·ry·ne·bac·te·ri·um (kôr'ə-nē-bāk-tēr'ē-əm, kə-rĭn'ə-)
n.
Any of various gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium, of the genus Corynebacterium.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for corynebacterium

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for corynebacteria

0
26
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for corynebacteria