from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various slender, rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, which includes the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria, of the genus Mycobacterium, that cause diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of various rod-shaped bacteria, some saprophytic or causing diseases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus proposed by Lehmann-Neumann to include certain pathogenic bacteria, as Bacterium lepræ: regarded as synonymous with the genus Bacterium, in which it is included by Migula.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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When Cox was only 8-years-old she was cleaning out the family fish tank and contracted a very rare infection in a scrape on her hand called mycobacterium marinum, or sometimes called fish tank granuloma, according to 7News.
Dr. METERSKY: He also grew a type of bacteria called a mycobacterium, sort of a cousin of tuberculosis.
However there is no published data on the cellular interactions of tobacco smoke and mycobacterium tuberculosis.
More than 2 billion people or a third of the world's total population, are infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis.
The mycobacterium avium complex causes lung infections with symptoms similar to tuberculosis, according to Wikipedia.
Showerheads provide a "haven" for mycobacterium avium in their dark, warm, moist environment.
The mycobacterium avium study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
I want to dwell on the mycobacterium responsible for tuberculosis and why it shape-shifted into a form so potentially deadly that CDC issued its first quarantine order since 1963.
People were foolish -- or perhaps naïve -- because all the Asian elephants have been exposed to -- or have had full blown mycobacterium-tuberculosis.
Barnum and Bailey Circus and the fact that the majority of their elephants from 1993 - 2007 had mycobacterium tuberculosis, the same kind humans contract.