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

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“Fusobacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fusobacterium. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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