a bacterial species that closely resembles Nocardia asteroides and is a cause of mycetoma and nocardiosis in humans.
No·car·di·a bra·sil·i·en·sis(nō-kahr'dē-ă bră-zil-ē-en'sis)
A bacterial species that is partially acid-fast; associated with subcutaneous skin infections such as mycetoma (actinomycotic), skin abscesses, and cellulitis. Microscopically, Nocardia species are gram-positive filamentous, branching bacilli.
A species pathogenic for humans in which chronic subcutaneous abscesses are formed.
See also: Nocardia
Nocard,Edmund I.E., French veterinarian, 1850-1903.
Nocardia - a genus of aerobic nonmotile actinomycetes (family Nocardiaceae, order Actinomycetales), transitional between bacteria and fungi, which are mainly saprophytic but may produce disease in human beings and other animals.
Nocardia dacryoliths - white pseudoconcretions, composed of masses of Nocardia species found in the lacrimal canaliculi. Synonym(s): Desmarres dacryoliths
Nocardiasis bovine farcy
Nocardiaceae - a family of acid-fast, gram-positive, aerobic bacteria (order Actinomycetales) that includes the genus Nocardia.
nocardiosis - a pulmonary or brain infection that is caused by Nocadia asteroides.
Preisz-Nocard bacillus - see under Preisz