Hansen's bacillus

[ hănsənz ]

n.

An aerobic, nonmotile, gram-positive bacterium Mycobacterium leprae that causes leprosy in humans.

Nearby words

  1. herbert,
  2. herbert's operation,
  3. herbert, george,
  4. herbert, victor,
  5. herbicide,
  6. herbivorous,
  7. herblock,
  8. herbology,
  9. herborist,
  10. herborize


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