a bacterial species found in the mouth, intestinal and respiratory tracts, and cavities, especially the vagina, of humans and other animals; it may be pathogenic; it is the type species of the genus Peptostreptococcus.
a potentially pathogenic species of anaerobic bacterium found throughout the body, including the mouth, the intestinal and respiratory tracts, and body cavities, particularly the vagina.
Pep·to·strep·to·coc·cus an·aer·o·bi·us(peptō-strep-tō-kokŭs an-er-ōbē-ŭs)
Bacterial species found in the mouth, intestinal and respiratory tracts, and cavities, especially the vagina, of humans and other animals.
gram-positive round or oval bacteria occurring singly or in long chains. Found as an normal flora in many species and humans.
isolated from abscesses in dogs and cats.
a ruminal organism thought to detoxify pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the rumen of sheep.
implicated in the etiology of mastitis in cattle, especially in summer mastitis.