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campylobacter

/ ˌkæmpɪləʊˈbæktə /

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of campylobacter1

from Greek kampulos bent + bacter ( ium )

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Example Sentences

Pat Kludt: Illnesses from salmonella and campylobacter are probably the biggest by volume.

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