fusobacterium

noun
fu·​so·​bac·​te·​ri·​um | \ ˌfyü-zō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce fusobacterium (audio) \

Medical Definition of fusobacterium

1 capitalized : a genus of gram-negative anaerobic strictly parasitic rod-shaped bacteria that is placed in either of two families (Bacteroidaceae or Fusobacteriaceae) and includes some pathogens occurring especially in purulent or gangrenous infections
2 plural fusobacteria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce fusobacteria (audio)\ : any bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium

Comments on fusobacterium

What made you want to look up fusobacterium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!