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 fusobacterium (audio) \ : any bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium

Learn More About fusobacterium

Cite this Entry

“Fusobacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fusobacterium. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

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!