Gardnerella

noun

Gard·​ner·​el·​la ˌgärd-nə-ˈrel-ə How to pronounce Gardnerella (audio)
: 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

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“Gardnerella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Gardnerella. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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