Medical Dictionary

Flavobacterium

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

Medical Definition of Flavobacterium

  1. :  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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