mycobacterium definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different slender, rod-shaped, cardiovascular germs of this genus Mycobacterium, which includes the bacteria that can cause tuberculosis and leprosy.
    • any one of many rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria, of genus Mycobacterium, that can cause conditions like tuberculosis and leprosy.
    • Any of numerous rod-shaped bacteria, some saprophytic or causing diseases.
    • A genus proposed by Lehmann-Neumann to include certain pathogenic bacteria, as Bacterium lepræ: regarded as synonymous with the genus Bacterium, in which it is included by Migula.
    • rod-shaped germs some saprophytic or causing conditions

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