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.
- mycobacterium balnei,
- mycobacterium kansasii,
- mycobacterium leprae
Origin of mycobacteria
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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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Any of various slender rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, which includes the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy.
A genus of aerobic, nonmotile bacteria containing gram-positive rods and including both parasitic and saprophytic species.
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