Calymmatobacterium

noun

Ca·​lym·​ma·​to·​bac·​te·​ri·​um kə-ˌlim-ət-ō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce Calymmatobacterium (audio)
: a former genus of bacteria consisting of a single species (C. granulomatis) that is the causative agent of granuloma inguinale and is now classified in the genus Klebsiella (K. granulomatis) see donovan body

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“Calymmatobacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Calymmatobacterium. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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