/ (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)
[ mī′kō-băk-tîr′ē-əm ]
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)
A genus of aerobic, nonmotile bacteria containing gram-positive rods and including both parasitic and saprophytic species.
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