fusobacterium

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

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 \ : any bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium

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