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clostridium British & World English

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

Clostridium in clostridium British & World English

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

Clostridium in gas gangrene British & World English

Rapidly spreading gangrene affecting injured tissue infected by a soil bacterium and accompanied by the evolution of foul-smelling gas

Clostridium tetani in tetanus British & World English

A bacterial disease marked by rigidity and spasms of the voluntary muscles

Clostridium septicum in braxy British & World English

A fatal bacterial infection of young sheep, occurring chiefly in upland areas in winter

Clostridium chauvoei in blackleg British & World English

An acute infectious bacterial disease of cattle and sheep, causing necrosis in one or more legs

Clostridium botulinum in botulism British & World English

Food poisoning caused by a bacterium growing on improperly sterilized tinned meats and other preserved foods