[er-uh-sip-uh-loh-thriks, eer-uh-] /ˌɛr əˈsɪp ə loʊˌθrɪks, ˌɪər ə-/

noun, Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Erysipelothrix, often forming long filaments and occurring as parasites on mammals, birds, and fish.

Erysipelothrix Er·y·sip·e·lo·thrix (ěr’ĭ-sĭp’ə-lō-thrĭks’, -sə-pěl’ə-, ēr’-)
A genus of gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria that are parasitic on mammals, birds, and fish; it includes the causative agent of erysipeloid.


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