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my·co·bac·te·ri·a

(mī'kō-bak-tē'rē-ă),
Organisms belonging to the genus Mycobacterium.
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my·co·bac·te·ri·a

(mī'kō-bak-tēr'ē-ă)
Organisms belonging to the genus Mycobacterium.
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Mycobacteria

AEROBIC, non-motile, rod-shaped Gram-positive BACTERIA (see GRAM'S STAIN), some of which are found in soil. Others are important PATHOGENS of man and ANIMALS, for example Mycobacterium leprae, which is the causative agent of LEPROSY, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis which is the causative agent of TUBERCULOSIS. The name ‘Mycobacterium’ derives from the occasional ability of organisms to produce filamentous growth (see MYCO-).
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my·co·bac·te·ri·a

(mī'kō-bak-tēr'ē-ă)
Organisms belonging to the genus Mycobacterium.
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