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[kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uh, kuh-rin-uh- kuh-rin-uh-] /ˌkɔr ə ni bækˈtɪər i ə, kəˈrɪn ə- kəˈrɪn ə-/

plural noun, singular corynebacterium
[kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uh m, kuh-rin-uh-] /ˌkɔr ə ni bækˈtɪər i əm, kəˈrɪn ə-/ (Show IPA)
rod-shaped of the genus Corynebacterium, many species of which are pathogenic.

corynebacterium co·ry·ne·bac·te·ri·um (kôr’ə-nē-bāk-tēr’ē-əm, kə-rĭn’ə-)
Any of various gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium, of the genus Corynebacterium.


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