Flavobacterium

noun
Fla·vo·bac·te·ri·um | \ ˌflā-(ˌ)vō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm , ˌflav-(ˌ)ō- \

Medical Definition of Flavobacterium 

: 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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