[ 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.
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Medicine definitions for fusobacterium
[ fyōō′zō-băk-tîr′ē-əm ]
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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