Definition of mycobacterium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmīkōbakˈtirēəm/

noun (plural mycobacteria /-ˈti(ə)rēə/)

A bacterium of a group that includes the causative agents of leprosy and tuberculosis.
  • Genus Mycobacterium, family Mycobacteriaceae.
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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈti(ə)rēəl/
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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Syllabification: my·co·bac·te·ri·um

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