(redirected from Clostridium sporogenes)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Clostridium sporogenes: Bacillus subtilis


n. pl. clos·trid·i·a (-ē-ə)
Any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming, chiefly anaerobic bacteria of the genus Clostridium, such as certain nitrogen-fixing species found in soil and those causing botulism and tetanus.

[New Latin Clōstridium, genus name, from Greek klōstēr, klōstr-, spindle, from klōthein, to spin.]

clos·trid′i·al (-əl) adj.


n, pl -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
(Microbiology) any anaerobic typically rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Clostridium, occurring mainly in soil, but also in the intestines of humans and animals: family Bacillaceae. The genus includes the species causing botulism and tetanus
[C20: from New Latin, literally: small spindle, from Greek klōstēr spindle, from klōthein to spin; see -ium]
closˈtridial, closˈtridian adj


(klɒˈstrɪd i əm)

n., pl. clos•trid•i•a (klɒˈstrɪd i ə)
any of several rod-shaped, spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Clostridium, found in soil and in the intestinal tract.
[< New Latin (1880) < Greek klōstr-, <klōstḗr spindle]
clos•trid′i•al, clos•trid′i•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clostridium - spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Clostridium - anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung
References in periodicals archive ?
The following species were eliminated: Gram(+) anaerobes: Clostridium sporogenes, Eubacterium saburreum, and Lactobacillus fermentum, and Gram(-) anaerobes: Bacteroides ovatus, Bacteroides uniformis, Fusobacterium mortiferum, and Prevotella oralis, as well as Gram(+) aerobic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus MSSA.
Combined effects of hydrostatic pressure, temperature, and pH on the inactivation of spores of Clostridium perfringens type A and Clostridium sporogenes in buffer solutions.
Bacterial species such as, Escherchia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella dysenteriae, Clostridium sporogenes, and Salmonella parathypi A were obtained from the laboratory of Biopharma, The Vaccine Manufacture, Bandung, Indonesia.
Isolation of bacteria from emphysematous muscle and exudates yielded Clostridium chauvoei, single bacteria in six cases whereas yielded mix isolates in 15 cases under study i.e., Clostridium chauvoei, Clostridium tertium, Clostridium sporogenes and Clostridium septicum, after 24-48 hours of incubation in RCM at 37[degrees]C.
(2009) para obtencao de esporos de Clostridium sporogenes e Clostridium hungatei, sugerindo que esse protocolo, apesar de simples, e suficiente para a obtencao de uma solucao de esporos de alta concentracao e de elevada pureza.