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Saltos de línea: clos|trid¦ium
Pronunciación: /klɒˈstrɪdɪəm

Definición de clostridium en inglés:

sustantivo (plural clostridia /-dɪə/)

An anaerobic bacterium of a large genus that includes many pathogenic species, e.g. those causing tetanus, gas gangrene, botulism, and other forms of food poisoning.
Example sentences
  • Bacteria of the genus clostridium kill more wild birds each year than any other germ, animal health officials said.
  • Individual inquests into some of the deaths also established the cause of death as a strain of anaerobic bacterium, know as clostridium.
  • Postoperatively, blood cultures were positive for gram-positive rods, and ultimately severe sepsis due to clostridium developed.


modern Latin, based on Greek klōstēr 'spindle'.



Example sentences
  • Calves were vaccinated against clostridial bacteria at approximately 60 days of age.
  • These dietary conditions lead to rapid multiplication of the clostridial bacteria in the gut of the sheep.
  • All heifers received routine health management, which included deworming and vaccination for clostridial and respiratory diseases.

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