\mˌa͡ɪkəbɐktˈi͡əɹɪəm], \mˌaɪkəbɐktˈiəɹɪəm], \m_ˌaɪ_k_ə_b_ɐ_k_t_ˈiə_ɹ_ɪ__ə_m]\
Definitions of MYCOBACTERIUM
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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A genus of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria. Most species are free-living in soil and water, but the major habitat for some is the diseased tissue of warm-blooded hosts.
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A genus of Mycobacteriaceae, which includes many organisms usually denominated Bacillus, such as those of tuberculosis, leprosy, diphtheria, influenza, glanders, etc.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
A genus of the bacteria, consisting of short rods, often bent, swollen and clavate, which at times show Y-shaped or true branching forms. According to the authorities on determinative bacteriology, this genus includes the organism of tuberculosis, of leprosy, and of diphtheria, as well as other bacteria.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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