Medical Dictionary

helicobacter

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

Medical Definition of helicobacter

  1. 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. 2:  any bacterium of the genus Helicobacter


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