Meaning of corynebacterium

cor•y•ne•bac•te•ri•um

Pronunciation: (kôr"u-nē-bak-tēr'ē-um, ku-rin'u-), [key]
— pl. -te•ri•a
  1. any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium, many of which are pathogenic.
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