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-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.

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Origin of mycobacteria

< New Latin (1896); see myco-, bacteria
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British Dictionary definitions for mycobacterium

mycobacterium
/ (ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm) /

noun plural -ria (-rɪə)

any of the rod-shaped Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, some of which cause human diseases, such as tuberculosis and leprosy
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Medical definitions for mycobacterium (1 of 2)

mycobacterium
[ mī′kō-băk-tîrē-əm ]

n.

Any of various slender rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, which includes the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy.

Medical definitions for mycobacterium (2 of 2)

Mycobacterium

n.

A genus of aerobic, nonmotile bacteria containing gram-positive rods and including both parasitic and saprophytic species.
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