Flavobacterium

noun

Fla·​vo·​bac·​te·​ri·​um ˌflā-(ˌ)vō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce Flavobacterium (audio) ˌflav-(ˌ)ō- How to pronounce Flavobacterium (audio)
: a genus of nonmotile aerobic gram-negative usually rod-shaped bacteria found especially in soil and water including one (F. meningosepticum) that is found as a contaminant in hospitals and is associated with meningitis and septicemia especially in newborn infants

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“Flavobacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Flavobacterium. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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