helicobacter

noun
hel·​i·​co·​bac·​ter | \ ˈhel-i-kō-ˌbak-tər How to pronounce helicobacter (audio) \

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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“Helicobacter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/helicobacter. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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