[klo-strid-ee-uh m] /klɒˈstrɪd i əm/

noun, plural clostridia
[klo-strid-ee-uh] /klɒˈstrɪd i ə/ (Show IPA). Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped, spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Clostridium, found in soil and in the intestinal tract of humans and animals.
noun (pl) -iums, -ia (-ɪə)
any anaerobic typically rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Clostridium, occurring mainly in soil, but also in the intestines of humans and animals: family Bacillaceae. The genus includes the species causing botulism and tetanus

Clostridium Clos·trid·i·um (klŏ-strĭd’ē-əm)
A genus of rod-shaped, spore-forming, chiefly anaerobic bacteria including the nitrogen-fixing bacteria found in soil and those causing botulism and tetanus.


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