[ 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-uh m, 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 + bacteria bacteria
OTHER WORDS FROM corynebacteriacor·y·ne·bac·te·ri·al, adjective
Words nearby corynebacteria
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Example sentences from the Web for corynebacterium
Preisz named the organism "Corynebacterium abortus endemici (s. infectiosi)."
Preisz suggested the name "Corynebacterium abortus endemici (s. infectiousi)."
Medical definitions for corynebacterium
[ kôr′ə-nē-băk-tîr′ē-əm, kə-rĭn′ə- ]
Any of various gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium.
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