Vincent's organisms

noun plural

: a bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium (F. nucleatum synonym F. fusiforme) and a spirochete of the genus Treponema (T. vincentii synonym Borrelia vincentii) that are sometimes found in necrotic tissue (as that of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis or tropical ulcer)

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“Vincent's organisms.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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