Medical Dictionary


noun fu·so·bac·te·ri·um \ˌfyü-zō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of fusobacterium

  1. 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. 2plural fusobacteria \-ē-ə\play :  any bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium

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