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My·co·bac·te·ri·um tu·ber·cu·lo·'sis

a bacterial species that causes tuberculosis in humans; it is the type species of the genus Mycobacterium.
Synonym(s): Koch bacillus, tubercle bacillus (1)
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Tubercle bacillus Infectious disease The mycobacterium that causes TB. See Tuberculosis.
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My·co·bac·te·ri·um tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(mī'kō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm tū-bĕr'kyū-lō'sis)
A bacterial species that causes tuberculosis in humans. It is the type species of the genus Mycobacterium.
Synonym(s): Koch bacillus, tubercle bacillus (1) .
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MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS: Acid-fast bacillus in sputum (orig. mag. ×500)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

The causative agent of tuberculosis in humans. See: tuberculosis; illustration
See also: Mycobacterium
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