Definition of mycobacterium in English:

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mycobacterium

Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪkə(ʊ)bakˈtɪərɪəm/

noun (plural mycobacteria /ˌmʌɪkə(ʊ)bakˈtɪərɪə/)

A bacterium of a group which includes the causative agents of leprosy and tuberculosis.
  • Genus Mycobacterium and family Mycobacteriaceae; Gram-positive aerobic acid-fast bacteria.
Example sentences
  • High-level disinfection results in the removal of all vegetative bacteria; mycobacteria; viruses; fungal spores; and some, but not all, bacterial spores.
  • Alcohol long has been recognized and documented as a broad-spectrum effective antiseptic that kills bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, and some viruses.
  • The theory is that dirt contains bacteria, especially mycobacteria, which stimulate one part of the immune system, whereas routine vaccinations stimulate a different part.

Derivatives

mycobacterial

adjective
Example sentences
  • Tissue was sent from the surgical bench to microbiology for fungal, mycobacterial, and bacterial cultures, and for flow cytometry.
  • Cultures were negative for bacterial, fungal, and mycobacterial pathogens.
  • The presence of low-attenuating lymph nodes was found to be significant for further differentiating mycobacterial and bacterial infections.

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