eikenella corrodens

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Eikenella corrodens Ei·ken·el·la cor·ro·dens (ī'kə-něl'ə kə-rō'dənz)
n.
A rod-shaped, gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacterium normally in the adult human oral cavity but which may become an opportunistic pathogen, especially in immunocompromised individuals.

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