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n. pl. my·co·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
Any of various rod-shaped, aerobic, often pathogenic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, including the causative agents of tuberculosis and leprosy.

my′co·bac·ter′i·al adj.


n, pl -ria (-rɪə)
(Microbiology) any of the rod-shaped Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, some of which cause human diseases, such as tuberculosis and leprosy


(ˌmaɪ koʊ bækˈtɪər i əm)

n., pl. -te•ri•a (-ˈtɪər i ə)
any of several rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, certain species of which, as M. tuberculosis, are pathogenic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mycobacterium - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Mycobacterium - nonmotile Gram-positive aerobic bacteria


n. L. Mycobacterium, especie de bacterias gram-positivas en forma de bastoncillo que incluyen bacterias causantes de la lepra y la tuberculosis.
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The department was informed of 30 cases of infection caused by Mycobacterium marinum, a bacterium.
Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed based on results of biopsy and culture.
To study how this transfer takes place, microbiologists are studying the infectious microbe Mycobacterium marinum, which uses an actin-containing structure called an "ejectosome.
Multicenter study of incidence of Mycobacterium marinum in humans in Spain.
Other bacterial infections seen in anti-TNF-treated patients included gram-negative bacterial cellulitis in four, severe Clostridium difficile infections in three, and tuberculosis with fatal pneumonia, Mycobacterium marinum joint infection, and Nocardia pneumonia in one each.
After finding that doxyeyeline or other antibiotics healed the infections within 2 months, Ansdell lays the blame on a water-borne microbe called Mycobacterium marinum.
Fordham von Reyn and colleagues from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire say that six of eight adults who developed sores after cleaning their fish tanks were infected with the bacterium Mycobacterium marinum, a microbe first identified in 1926.
Mycobacterium marinum and Mycobacterium kansasii are the atypical mycobacteria that most commonly cause hand infections.
Infection References Dermatologic (76-93) Vibrio cholerae non-01 Other vibrionaceae Mycobacterium marinum Erysipelothrix rhusopathiae Cercarial dermatitis Sea lice Algal dermatitis Gastrointestinal (32,58,76,88-90,94,95) Vibrio cholerae Other vibrionaceae Salmonella typhi Entamoeba histolytica Giardia lamblia Respiratory (88,89,96) Other vibrionaceae Francisella philomiragia Sepsis (32,77,79,88-90,97,98) Other vibrionaceae Francisella philomiragia Erysipelothrix rhusopathiae
Don't clean out the fish tank with a cut on your hand or you could pick up mycobacterium marinum, which can cause skin abscesses.
Surgical exploration of the nodule was consistent with an infectious process, and tissue was sent for bacterial, fungal, and mycobacterial cultures, including Mycobacterium marinum and Mycobacterium haemophilum.
The bug - Mycobacterium Marinum - spread after he cleaned out the tank without wearing gloves.

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