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alcaligenes

[ al-kuh-lij-uh-neez ]
/ ˌæl kəˈlɪdʒ əˌniz /
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noun, plural al·ca·lig·e·nes.Bacteriology.

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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