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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 play \-ē-ə\ :any bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium

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