[kawr-uh-nee-bak-teer-ee-uh, kuh-rin-uh- kuh-rin-uh-]
- rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium, many species of which are pathogenic.
Origin of corynebacteria
< New Latin (1896) < Greek korýnē club + bacteria bacteria
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Preisz named the organism "Corynebacterium abortus endemici (s. infectiosi)."
Preisz suggested the name "Corynebacterium abortus endemici (s. infectiousi)."
- Any of various gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium.
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