Eikenella corrodens

[ ī′kə-nĕlə kə-rōdənz ]

n.

A rod-shaped, gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacterium normally in the adult human oral cavity but which may become an opportunistic pathogen, especially in immunocompromised individuals.

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