helicobacter

noun
hel·​i·​co·​bac·​ter | \ˈhel-i-kō-ˌbak-tər \

Medical Definition of helicobacter 

1 capitalized : a genus of bacteria formerly placed in the genus Campylobacter and including one (H. pylori) associated with gastritis and implicated as a causative agent of gastric and duodenal ulcers

2 : any bacterium of the genus Helicobacter

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