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mycobacteria

[ mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ 藢ma瑟 ko蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹 /
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plural noun, singular my路co路bac路te路ri路um [mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /藢ma瑟 ko蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹m/. Bacteriology.
rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, certain species of which, as M. tuberculosis, are pathogenic for humans and animals.
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Origin of mycobacteria

First recorded in 1905鈥10; from New Latin, a genus name; see origin at myco-, bacteria

OTHER WORDS FROM mycobacteria

my路co路bac路te路ri路al, noun, adjective
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