al·​ca·​lig·​e·​nes ˌal-kə-ˈlij-ə-ˌnēz How to pronounce alcaligenes (audio)
capitalized : a genus of gram-negative motile bacteria that do not ferment carbohydrates and are aerobes or facultative anaerobes, commonly occur in water and soil, and include some (as A. faecalis) that are found in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and are usually harmless but have been associated with opportunistic infections
plural alcaligenes : an organism of the genus Alcaligenes

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“Alcaligenes.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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