plural noun, singular my·co·bac·te·ri·um [mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌmaɪ koʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/. Bacteriology.
rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, certain species of which, as M. tuberculosis, are pathogenic for humans and animals.
Origin of mycobacteria
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