erysipelothrix

erysipelothrix

[er-uh-sip-uh-loh-thriks, eer-uh-]
noun Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Erysipelothrix, often forming long filaments and occurring as parasites on mammals, birds, and fish.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, irregular < Greek erysipel(as) erysipelas, + -o- -o- +thríx a hair

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Erysipelothrix Er·y·sip·e·lo·thrix (ěr'ĭ-sĭp'ə-lō-thrĭks', -sə-pěl'ə-, ēr'-)
n.
A genus of gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria that are parasitic on mammals, birds, and fish; it includes the causative agent of erysipeloid.

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