Leptotrichia

noun

Lep·​to·​trich·​ia ˌlep-tə-ˈtrik-ē-ə How to pronounce Leptotrichia (audio)
: a genus of long filamentous gram-negative anaerobic rod bacteria of the family Bacteroidaceae that are sometimes placed in the genus Leptothrix

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“Leptotrichia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Leptotrichia. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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