Clostridium perfringens(redirected from Clostridium welchii)
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Related to Clostridium welchii: Clostridium botulinum, clostridium perfringens, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium tetani
a bacterial species that is the chief causative agent of gas gangrene in humans and a cause of gas gangrene in other animals, especially sheep; it may also be involved in causing enteritis, appendicitis, and puerperal fever; it is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the U. S. This organism is found in soil, water, milk, dust, sewage, and the intestinal tract of humans and other animals.
A bacterium that can cause gas gangrene and food poisoning in humans and various diseases in livestock.