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Gardnerella

noun Gard·ner·el·la \ ˌgärd-nə-ˈrel-ə \

medical Definition of Gardnerella

: a genus of bacteria of uncertain taxonomic affinities that includes one (G. vaginalis synonym Haemophilus vaginalis) often present in the flora of the healthy vagina and present in greatly increased numbers in bacterial vaginosis

Biographical Note for gardnerella

  • Gardner play \ˈgärd-nər\, Herman L. (flourished 1955–80), American physician.

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