[ noh-kahr-dee-uh ]

  1. any of several filamentous or rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Nocardia, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and other animals.

Origin of nocardia

1905–10; <New Latin; after Edmond I.É. Nocard (1850–1903), French biologist; see -ia

Other words from nocardia

  • no·car·di·al, adjective

Words Nearby nocardia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023