Medical Dictionary


noun mi·cro·bac·te·ri·um \-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of MICROBACTERIUM

capitalized :  a genus of minute nonmotile gram-positive thermotolerant bacteria closely related to or included in the family Corynebacteriaceae that are common in dairy products and the mammalian intestinal tract
plural mi·cro·bac·te·ria \-ē-ə\ :  any of numerous minute heat-resistant bacteria; specifically :  any bacterium of the genus Microbacterium


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