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my·co·bac·te·ri·um

 (mī′kō-băk-tîr′ē-əm)
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.
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mycobacterium

(ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm)
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
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my•co•bac•te•ri•um

(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.
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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
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mycobacterium

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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Mycobacterium triplex, a recently described, potentially pathogenic species, caused disease primarily in immunocompromised patients.
Clinical and microbiological features of pulmonary infection with Mycobacterium triplex (a) Patient described Patient described Characteristic in reference 15 in reference 16 Age/Sex 67/F 54/F Symptoms Hemoptysis Cough, hemoptysis, fever, fatigue Findings Bronchiectases, Lung infiltrates and lung nodules nodule (0.3 cm) Collected samples (no.) Bronchial BAL (2), sputum (4) aspirate (1), sputum (3) Smear-positive None None Culture-positive 3 3 Mean no.
Disseminated mycobacteriosis caused by drug-resistant Mycobacterium triplex in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient during highly active antiretroviral therapy.

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