corynebacterium

corynebacterium

[kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uhm, kuh-rin-uh-]
noun, plural corynebacteria [kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uh, kuh-rin-uh-] .
any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium, many of which are pathogenic.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1896) < Greek korýnē club + bacterium bacterium

corynebacterial, adjective
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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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