corynebacteria

[ kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uh, kuh-rin-uh- kuh-rin-uh- ]
/ ˌkɔr ə ni bækˈtɪər i ə, kəˈrɪn ə- kəˈrɪn ə- /

plural noun, singular cor·y·ne·bac·te·ri·um [kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uhm, kuh-rin-uh-]. /ˌkɔr ə ni bækˈtɪər i əm, kəˈrɪn ə-/.

rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium, many species of which are pathogenic.

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Origin of corynebacteria

<New Latin (1896) <Greek korýnē club + bacteriabacteria

OTHER WORDS FROM corynebacteria

cor·y·ne·bac·te·ri·al, adjective
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