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Cor·​y·​ne·​bac·​te·​ri·​a·​ce·​ae ˌkȯr-ə-(ˌ)nē-bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Corynebacteriaceae (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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