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fusobacteria

[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 bacteria of the genus Fusobacterium, certain species of which are pathogenic in humans.
Origin of fusobacteria
< New Latin (1922), equivalent to Latin fūs(us) spindle + New Latin -o- -o- + bacterium bacteria
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