fusobacteria

[fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uh]
plural noun, singular fu·so·bac·te·ri·um [fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /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

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

Fusobacterium

[fyōō′zō-băk-tîrē-əm]
n.
  1. 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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