Medical Dictionary

helicobacter

noun hel·i·co·bac·ter \ˈhel-i-kō-ˌbak-tər\

Medical Definition of HELICOBACTER

1
capitalized :  a genus of bacteria formerly placed in the genus Campylobacter and including one (H. pylori) associated with gastritis and implicated as a causative agent of gastric and duodenal ulcers
2
:  any bacterium of the genus Helicobacter

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