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corynebacterium

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noun co·ry·ne·bac·te·ri·um \ˌkȯr-ə-(ˌ)nē-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm, kə-ˌri-nə-\

Definition of corynebacterium

  1. :  any of a large genus (Corynebacterium) of usually gram-positive nonmotile bacteria that occur as irregular or branching rods and include numerous important animal and plant pathogens

co·ry·ne·bac·te·ri·al play \-ē-əl\ adjective


Origin of corynebacterium

New Latin, from Greek korynē club


First Known Use: 1909


Medical Dictionary

corynebacterium

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noun cor·y·ne·bac·te·ri·um \-ˈtir-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of corynebacterium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of usually gram-positive nonmotile bacteria that do not produce spores, occur as irregular or branching rods often banded with metachromatic granules, and include a number of important animal and plant pathogens—see diphtheria

  2. 2plural cor·y·ne·bac·te·ria \-ē-ə\play :  any bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium




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