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Related to clostridia: Clostridium tetani
clostridium[klo-strid´e-um] (pl. clostri´dia) (L.)
any individual of the genus Clostridium.
Plural of clostridium.
members of the genus Clostridium.
produce enterotoxins. See also enterotoxemia.
are invasive and cause extensive destruction of muscle and connective tissue and are characterized by the formation of gas. Include C. chauvoei, C. colinum, C. hemolyticum, C. novyi, C. perfringens type A and C, C. septicum and C. sordellii.
produce neurotoxins. Include C. botulinum, C. tetani.