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Fusobacterium

 [fu″so-bak-tē´re-um]
a genus of gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria found as normal flora in the mouth and large bowel and often in necrotic tissue, probably as secondary invaders. Species include F. gonidiafor´mans and F. morti´ferum (occurring in respiratory, urogenital, and gastrointestinal infections); F. necro´phorum (occurring in disseminated infections involving necrotic lesions, abscesses, and bacteremia); and F. navifor´me, F. nuclea´tum, F. rus´sii, and F. va´rium (occurring in abscesses and other infections).

Fusobacterium

(fyū'zō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm),
A genus of bacteria containing gram-negative, non-spore-forming, nonmotile, obligately anaerobic rods that produce butyric acid as a major metabolic product. These organisms are found in cavities of humans and other animals; some species are pathogenic. The type species is Fusobacterium nucleatum.
[L. fusus, a spindle, + bacterium]

Fusobacterium

/Fu·so·bac·te·ri·um/ (fu″zo-bak-tēr´e-um) a genus of anaerobic gram-negative bacteria found as normal flora in the mouth and large bowel, and often in necrotic tissue, probably as secondary invaders. F. necroph´orum is found in abscesses of the liver, lungs, and other tissues and in chronic ulcer of the colon.

fusobacterium

/fu·so·bac·te·ri·um/ pl. fusobacte´ria  
1. A rod-shaped bacterium in which the cell is thicker in the center and tapers toward the ends.
2. an organism of the genus Fusobacterium.

Fusobacterium

a large cigar-shaped anaerobic bacillus genus, only some of which are pathogenic to humans. F. fusiforme is found in cavities of humans and other animals. It is sometimes associated with Vincent's angina. F. nucleatum is associated with pleuropulmonary infection and disease and also is one of the causes of gingivitis.

Fu·so·bac·te·ri·um

(fū'zō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm)
A genus of bacteria containing gram-negative, non-spore-forming, obligately anaerobic rods that produce butyric acid as a major metabolic product. These organisms are found in cavities of humans and other animals; some species are pathogenic.
[L. fusus, a spindle, + bacterium]

Fu·so·bac·te·ri·um

(fū'zō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm)
A genus of bacteria containing gram-negative, non-spore-forming, nonmotile, obligately anaerobic rods; found in oral cavities of humans and other animals; some species are pathogenic.
[L. fusus, a spindle, + bacterium]

Fusobacterium

a genus of anaerobic non-spore-forming, gram-negative bacteria found as normal flora in the mouth and large bowel, and often in necrotic tissue, probably as secondary invaders.

Fusobacterium equinum
contributes to necrotizing pneumonia and pleurisy in horses.
Fusobacterium necrophorum
found in abscesses of the liver, lungs and other tissues and in chronic ulcer of the colon. A common major participant in bovine footrot, calf diphtheria, ruminal necrobacillosis, hepatic abscesses and thrush in horses. Synergistic with Dichelobacter nodosus in ovine footrot. Divided into subspecies necrophorum, formerly biotype A, which is especially found in liver abscesses of cattle, and subspecies funduliforme, formerly biotype B, which is particularly found in ruminal abscesses and in ruminal contents.
Fusobacterium nodosus
Fusobacterium nucleatum
isolated from cat and dog bite wounds.
Fusobacterium russii
isolated from cat and dog bite wounds.