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a rod-shaped bacterium that causes infections in cattle and man. Unpasteurized milk infected with campylobacter is a common cause of gastroenteritis
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from Greek kampulos bent + bacter(ium)
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Campylobacter Cam·py·lo·bac·ter (kām'pə-lō-bāk'tər)
A genus of motile bacteria containing gram-negative, nonsporeforming, spirally curved rods with a single polar flagellum at one or both ends of the cell; certain species can cause illness in humans.

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