mycobacteria

Bacteria with unusual cell walls that are resistant to digestion, being waxy, very hydrophobic, and rich in lipid, especially esterified mycolic acids. Staining properties differ from those of Gram negative and Gram positive organisms, being acid-fast. Many are intracellular parasites, causing serious diseases such as leprosy and tuberculosis. Cell wall has strong immunostimulating (adjuvant) properties due to muramyl dipeptide (MDP). ...

mycobacteria

[n] - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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Mycobacteria

Mycobacteria: Plural of mycobacterium.
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mycobacteria

<microbiology> Bacteria with unusual cell walls that are resistant to digestion, being waxy, very hydrophobic and rich in lipid, especially esterified mycolic acids. Staining properties differ from those of gram-negative and gram-positive organisms, being acid-fast. Many are intracellular parasites, causing serious diseases such as leprosy an...
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mycobacteria

mycobacterium noun rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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mycobacteria

Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′kō-bak-tē′rē-ă Definitions: 1. Organisms belonging to the genus Mycobacterium.
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