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|Noun||1.||genus Clostridium - anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung|
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
Bacillaceae, family Bacillaceae - typically rod-shaped usually Gram-positive bacteria that produce endospores
clostridia, clostridium - spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
botulinum, botulinus, Clostridium botulinum - anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
clostridium perfringens - anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon