Definition of corynebacterium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkɒrɪnɪbakˈtɪərɪəm/
Pronunciation: /kəˌrɪnɪbakˈtɪərɪəm/

noun (plural corynebacteria /ˌkɒrɪnɪbakˈtɪərɪə/)

A bacterium which sometimes causes disease in humans and other animals, including diphtheria.
Example sentences
  • 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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Line breaks: cor¦yne|bac¦ter¦ium

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