Clostridium histolyticum Clostridium his·to·lyt·i·cum (hĭs’tə-lĭt’ĭ-kəm)
A bacterium found in wounds, where it induces necrosis of tissue by producing a cytolytic exotoxin.
- Clostridium difficile
/dɪˈfɪsɪli; ˌdɪfɪˈsiːl/ noun 1. a faecal organism endemic in hospitals and responsible for the majority of hospital-acquired cases of diarrhoea in elderly patients sometimes shortened to C.difficile, C.diff
- Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium botulinum Clostridium bot·u·li·num (bŏch’ə-lī’nəm) n. A bacterium that occurs widely in nature and is a cause of botulism; its six main types, A to F, are characterized by antigenically distinct but pharmacologically similar, very potent neurotoxins.
- Clostridium bifermentans
Clostridium bifermentans Clostridium bi·fer·men·tans (bī’fər-měn’tānz’) n. A bacterium found in putrid meat and gaseous gangrene, and in soil, feces, and sewage.
- Clubbed finger
clubbed finger n. A finger affected with clubbing. Also called drumstick finger, hippocratic finger.