[ prō′pē-ŏn′ə-băk-tîr′ē-əm ]
A genus of saphrophytic nonmotile gram-positive bacteria, usually anaerobic, that occur in dairy products, on the skin, and in the intestinal tract; certain species may be pathogenic.
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