Bacteroides splanchnicus

Bacteroides splanchnicus

a species in the indole-positive group, found in normal human colonic flora, and occasionally in human specimens with unique metabolic properties that include production of large amounts of N-butyric acid; it appears to be closely related to the genus Porphyromonas.

Bac·te·roi·des splanch·ni·cus

(bak-tēr-oy'dēz splangk'ni-kŭs)
A species in the indole positive group, found in normal human colonic flora, and occasionally in human specimens with unique metabolic properties that include production of large amounts of N-butyric acid. It appears to be closely related to the genus Porphyromonas.