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[er-uh-sip-uh-loh-thriks, eer-uh-]
noun Bacteriology.
  1. any of several rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Erysipelothrix, often forming long filaments and occurring as parasites on mammals, birds, and fish.
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Origin of erysipelothrix

< New Latin, irregular < Greek erysipel(as) erysipelas, + -o- -o- +thríx a hair
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erysipelothrix in Medicine


(ĕr′ĭ-sĭpə-lō-thrĭks′, -sə-pĕlə-, îr′-)
  1. A genus of gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria that are parasitic on mammals, birds, and fish; it includes the causative agent of erysipeloid.
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