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mycobacteria

[mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌmaɪ koʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/
plural noun, singular mycobacterium
[mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌmaɪ koʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, certain species of which, as M. tuberculosis, are pathogenic for humans and animals.
Origin of mycobacteria
< New Latin (1896); see myco-, bacteria
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