campylobacter

noun cam·pylo·bac·ter \ ˌkam-pi-lō-ˈbak-tər , kam-ˌpi-lə- \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of campylobacter

New Latin, from Greek kampylos bent + New Latin bacterium; akin to Greek kampē bend — more at gambit


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campylobacter

noun cam·py·lo·bac·ter \ ˈkam-pə-lō-ˌbak-tər \

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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