Fusobacterium



[fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌfyu zoʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/

plural noun, singular fusobacterium
[fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌfyu zoʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA)
1.
rod-shaped, anaerobic of the genus Fusobacterium, certain species of which are pathogenic in humans.

Fusobacterium Fu·so·bac·te·ri·um (fyōō’zō-bāk-tēr’ē-əm)
n.
A genus of gram-negative, anaerobic bacteria that produce butyric acid as a major metabolic product and occur in purulent or gangrenous infections.

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