pertaining to or caused by Nocardia.
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[Edmund I. E. Nocard, Fr. veterinary pathologist, 1850–1903]
A genus of gram-positive aerobic bacilli that often appear in filaments. Some species are acid-fast and thus may be confused with the causative organism for tuberculosis when stained. A species pathogenic for humans causes the disease nocardiosis. nocardial (no-kar'de-al), adjective
A species pathogenic for humans in which abscesses called mycetomas arise in the skin. The invasion site may be the lungs or skin. See: nocardiosis
A species pathogenic for humans in which chronic subcutaneous abscesses are formed.
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