coryneform

[ kuh-rin-uh-fawrm ]
/ kəˈrɪn əˌfɔrm /

adjective

having a rodlike or clublike shape.

noun

Bacteriology. any coryneform bacterium, especially a corynebacterium or propionibacterium.

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Origin of coryneform

First recorded in 1950–55; coryne(bacterium) + -form
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