A family of gram-negative bacteria that are parasites of warm-blooded animals such as man, ruminants, rodents and pigs, particularly in the alimentary tract. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: vā′yō-nĕ-lā′sē-ē Definitions: 1. A family of nonmotile, nonsporeforming, anaerobic bacteria (order Eubacteriales) containing gram-negative (with a tendency to resist decolorization) cocci that vary in diameter from small (0.3-0.5 mcm) to large (2.5 mcm). Characteristically, they oc...
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