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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.
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Noun1.mycobacteria - 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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Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are acid-fast bacteria categorized into rapidly growing and slow growing mycobacteria. NTM are more common in transplant patients who are immunocompromised.
intracellulare) are slow growing mycobacteria that typically cause human disease in the form of pulmonary infection among immunocompetent hosts, disseminated infection in the setting of HIV/AIDS, and cervical lymphadenitis [1].