noun (plural corynebacteria /-ˈti(ə)rēə/)
A bacterium that sometimes causes disease in humans and other animals, including diphtheria.
- Genus Corynebacterium; Gram-positive nonmotile club-shaped rods
More example sentences
- Other organisms cultured in these various studies have included a few of highly questionable pathogenicity, such as corynebacteria.
- Overgrowth of normal skin flora, including corynebacterium, occur frequently.
- The process of the present invention comprises the steps of subjecting delipidated bacterial residues of corynebacteria cells to a mild extraction and isolating the thus-obtained watersoluble extract.
modern Latin, from Greek korunē 'club' + bacterium.
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