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corynebacterium US English

A bacterium that sometimes causes disease in humans and other animals, including diphtheria

Corynebacterium in corynebacterium US English

A bacterium that sometimes causes disease in humans and other animals, including diphtheria

Corynebacterium diphtheriae in diphtheria US English

An acute, highly contagious bacterial disease causing inflammation of the mucous membranes, formation of a false membrane in the throat that hinders breathing and swallowing, and potentially fatal heart and nerve damage by a bacterial toxin in the blood. It is now rare in developed countries because of immunization

Corynebacterium diphtheriae in Klebs–Löffler bacillus US English

A bacterium that causes diphtheria in humans and similar diseases in other animals