Mycobacterium

a type of slow-growing bacterium; resistant to the body's defence mechanisms and are responsible for diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy
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Mycobacterium

Mycobacterium: A large family of bacteria that have unusually waxy cell walls that are resistant to digestion. The mycobacteria includes: Mycobacterium avium -- which causes tuberculosis in birds and immunodeficient people; Mycobacterium leprae -- which causes leprosy; Mycobacterium marinum -- which causes swimming pool granuloma; Mycobacterium tub
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mycobacterium

<microbiology> An organism of the genus Mycobacterium. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Mycobacterium

(mi″ko-bak-tēr´e-әm) a genus of gram-positive, aerobic, acid-fast bacteria with a rod shape. Many species cause disease: M. tuberculo´sis causes tuberculosis; M. le´prae causes leprosy; M. a´vium causes disease in birds and pigs and lung disease in humans; M. bo´vis causes disease in cattle and occasionally t...
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mycobacterium

(mi″ko-bak-tēr´e-әm) an individual bacterium of the genus Mycobacterium. nontuberculous mycobacteria mycobacteria other than M. tuberculosis or M. bovis, consisting of nonpathogens and pathogens causing opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients and infections...
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Mycobacterium

genus of rod-shaped bacteria of the family Mycobacteriaceae (order Actinomycetales), the most important species of which, M. tuberculosis and M. ...
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mycobacterium

an organism of the genus Mycobacterium.
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mycobacterium

mycobacterium 1. A large family of bacteria that have unusually waxy cell walls that are resistant to digestion juices. 2. A rod-shaped Gram-positive aerobic bacterium that can form branching structures resembling filaments. Some diseases in humans are caused by mycobacteria; such as, tuberculosis and leprosy.
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Mycobacterium

Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′kō-bak-tē′rē-ŭm Definitions: 1. A genus of aerobic, nonmotile bacteria (family Mycobacteriaceae) containing gram-positive, acid-fast, slender, straight or slightly curved rods; slender filaments occasionally occur, but branched forms rarely are produced. Parasitic and saprophytic spe
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Mycobacterium

Mycobacterium is a genus of Actinobacteria, given its own family, the Mycobacteriaceae. The genus includes pathogens known to cause serious diseases in mammals, including tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae). The Greek prefix "myco—" means fungus, alluding to the way mycobacteria have been observed to gr..
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