campylobacter


cam·pylo·bac·ter

noun \ˌkam-pi-lō-ˈbak-tər, kam-ˌpi-lə-\

Definition of CAMPYLOBACTER

:  any of a genus (Campylobacter) of spirally curved motile gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of which some are pathogenic in domestic animals and humans

Origin of CAMPYLOBACTER

New Latin, from Greek kampylos bent + New Latin bacterium; akin to Greek kampē bend — more at gambit
First Known Use: 1964

Rhymes with CAMPYLOBACTER

cam·py·lo·bac·ter

noun \ˈkam-pə-lō-ˌbak-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAMPYLOBACTER

1
capitalized : a genus of slender spirally curved rod bacteria of the family Spirillaceae that are gram-negative, microaerophilic, and motile with a characteristic motion resembling a corkscrew, that do not form spores, and that include forms formerly included in the genus Spirillum or Vibrio of which some are pathogenic for domestic animals or humans—see helicobacter
2
: any bacterium of the genus Campylobacter

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