Bacteroides melaninogenicus

[ mə-lăn′ə-nō-jĕnĭ-kəs ]

n.

A bacterium found in the mouth, in feces, and in infections of the respiratory, urogenital, or intestinal tracts, pathogenic only in association with other microorganisms.


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