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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.
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Noun1.clostridia - 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
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[USA], July 26 (ANI): A specific class of bacteria called Clostridia found in the gut of mice prevents them from becoming obese, researchers claim these may similarly control weight in humans.
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Subsequently, each pelican was treated with erythromycin (similar dosage as pelican B), lactulose (1 mL PO q24h; Lactulose-Saar Sirup; MIP Pharma GmbH, Blieskastel, Germany), parenteral fluid therapy, and pre- and probiotics administered in fish to displace intestinal Clostridia (2.5 g q24h; PT-12 Lactobacillus salivarius; re-scha Biol Pharmaceuticals, Biiren, Germany; and 2 g q24h; Bird Bene-Bac; Albrecht GmbH, Aulendorf, Germany, respectively).
A successfully completed Phase I clinical study found that the product was well tolerated by healthy volunteers, was not systemically absorbed, there was no effect on intestinal permability and there was a noted effect on the Clostridia class of normal gut flora.
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difficile prepared and aged on phosphate buffered saline for 52 weeks as previously described and validated for clostridia [16, 24].