proteus vulgaris

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Proteus vulgaris Proteus vul·gar·is (vŭl-gâr'ĭs)
A bacterium found in putrefying materials and in abscesses; it includes strains that agglutinate in typhus serum and are therefore used in diagnosis of typhus.

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