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