fusobacteria

[ fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]

plural noun,singular fu·so·bac·te·ri·um [fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /ˌfyu zoʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/.
  1. rod-shaped, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Fusobacterium, certain species of which are pathogenic in humans.

Origin of fusobacteria

1
<New Latin (1922), equivalent to Latin fūs(us) spindle + New Latin -o--o- + bacteriumbacteria

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