Definition of campylobacter in English:


Line breaks: cam¦pylo|bac¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈkampɪləʊˌbaktə
, ˌkampɪləʊˈbaktə


  • A bacterium which may cause abortion in animals and food poisoning in humans.
    • Genus Campylobacter: several species; curved or spiral Gram-negative bacteria
    More example sentences
    • The best known examples are the foodborne bacteria salmonella and campylobacter.
    • The problems are caused by salmonella and campylobacter, a bacteria found in raw meats that leads to fever and stomach upsets.
    • Results of infection by common bacteria such as salmonella, campylobacter and listeria can include vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, or even death.


1970s: modern Latin, from Greek kampulos 'bent' + bacterium.

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