Dialister

noun

Dia·​lis·​ter ˌdī-ə-ˈlis-tər How to pronounce Dialister (audio)
: a genus of minute gram-negative parasitic strictly anaerobic bacteria of the family Bacteroidaceae that grow only in fresh sterile tissue or ascitic fluid and comprise cells occurring singly, in pairs, or in short chains

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“Dialister.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Dialister. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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