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a genus of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria found as parasites on the mucous membranes of mammals. There are two subgenera: M. (Moraxella), occurring as rods, and M. (Branhamella), occurring as cocci. M. (Branhamella) catarrha´lis occasionally causes respiratory disease; M. (Moraxella) lacuna´ta causes conjunctivitis and corneal infections.
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A genus of obligately aerobic nonmotile bacteria (family Neisseriaceae) containing gram-negative coccoids or short rods that usually occur in pairs. They do not produce acid from carbohydrates, are oxidase positive, penicillin susceptible, and infect the mucous membranes of humans and other mammals. The type species is Moraxella lacunata.
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A genus of obligately aerobic nonmotile bacteria containing gram-negative coccoids or short rods that usually occur in pairs. They are parasitic on the mucous membranes of humans and other mammals.
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Morax,Victor, French ophthalmologist, 1866-1935.
Morax-Axenfeld conjunctivitis - conjunctivitis caused by diplobacillus.
Morax-Axenfeld diplobacillus - Synonym(s): Moraxella lacunata
Moraxella lacunata - a species causing conjunctivitis. Synonym(s): Morax-Axenfeld diplobacillus
Moraxella - a genus of obligately aerobic nonmotile bacteria (family Neisseriaceae) parasitic on the mucous membranes of humans and other mammals.
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