Corynebacteriaceae

noun plural
Cor·​y·​ne·​bac·​te·​ri·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌkȯr-ə-(ˌ)nē-bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Corynebacteriaceae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Corynebacteriaceae

: a family (order Actinomycetales) of chiefly gram-positive, nonmotile, pleomorphic, rod-shaped bacteria that include important parasites as well as saprophytes of soil and dairy products — see corynebacterium

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“Corynebacteriaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Corynebacteriaceae. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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