mycobacteria

[ mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ ˌmaɪ koʊ bækˈtɪər i ə /

plural noun, singular my·co·bac·te·ri·um [mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /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.

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Origin of mycobacteria

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

OTHER WORDS FROM mycobacteria

my·co·bac·te·ri·al, noun, adjective
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