Eikenella corrodens

[ī′kə-nĕlə kə-rōdənz]
n.
  1. 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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