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Flavobacterium

 [fla″vo-bak-tēr´e-um]
a genus of gram-negative, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria, characteristically producing a yellow pigment. Organisms occur widely in soil and water and are opportunistic pathogens in humans. F. meningosep´ticum causes a highly fatal meningitis with septicemia in premature and newborn infants and a milder bacteremia in adults; F. odora´tum occurs in wound infections and urinary tract infections.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Flavobacterium

(flā'vō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm),
A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, non-spore-forming, motile, and nonmotile bacteria (family Achromobacteraceae) containing gram-negative rods; motile cells are peritrichous. These organisms characteristically produce yellow, orange, red, or yellow-brown pigments. They are found in soil and in fresh and salt water. Some species are pathogenic. The type species is Flavobacterium aquatile.
[L. flavus, yellow]
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Fla·vo·bac·te·ri·um

(flā'vō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm)
A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, non-spore-forming, motile and nonmotile bacteria containing gram-negative rods. These organisms characteristically produce yellow, orange, red, or yellow-brown pigments. They are found in soil and fresh and salt water. Some species are pathogenic.
[L. flavus, yellow]
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Flavobacterium

a GENUS of aerobic, Gram-negative BACTERIA (see GRAM'S STAIN), found in, for example, SOIL, MILK, water and clinical samples. The CELLS, which are rod-shaped with round ends, often contain yellow or orange pigments.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Fla·vo·bac·te·ri·um

(flā'vō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm)
A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, non-spore-forming, motile and nonmotile bacteria containing gram-negative rods. Some species are pathogenic.
[L. flavus, yellow]
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