fusobacteria

[ fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ ˌfyu zoʊ bækˈtɪər i ə /

plural noun, singular fu·so·bac·te·ri·um [fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌfyu zoʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/.

rod-shaped, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Fusobacterium, certain species of which are pathogenic in humans.

Origin of fusobacteria

< New Latin (1922), equivalent to Latin fūs(us) spindle + New Latin -o- -o- + bacterium bacteria
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Medicine definitions for fusobacterium

Fusobacterium

[ fyōō′zō-băk-tîrē-əm ]

n.

A genus of gram-negative, anaerobic bacteria that produce butyric acid as a major metabolic product and occur in purulent or gangrenous infections.
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