Definition of corynebacterium in English:


Syllabification: cor·y·ne·bac·te·ri·um
Pronunciation: /ˌkôrənēbakˈti(ə)rēəm, kəˌrinə-

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
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    • 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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