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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
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corynebacterial 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.

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