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Corynebacterium


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(kŏ-ry-ni-bak-teer-iŭm)

a genus of Gram-positive, mostly aerobic, nonmotile rodlike bacteria. C. diphtheriae ( Klebs-Loeffler bacillus) the causative organism of diphtheria. It occurs in one of three forms: gravis, intermedius, and mitis.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.


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