fusobacteria Fusobacterium









fusobacteria

Fusobacterium


plural noun, singular fu·so·bac·te·ri·um [fyoo-zoh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌfyu zoʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/.

  1. rod-shaped, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Fusobacterium, certain species of which are pathogenic in humans.

n.

  1. A genus of gram-negative, anaerobic bacteria that produce butyric acid as a major metabolic product and occur in purulent or gangrenous infections.

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