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alcaligenes

[al-kuh-lij-uh-neez]
noun, plural al·ca·lig·e·nes. Bacteriology.
  1. any of several rod-shaped aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Alcaligenes, found in the intestinal tract of humans and other vertebrates and in dairy products.
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Origin of alcaligenes

1919; < New Latin < French alcali- alkali + Greek -genēs; see -gen
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