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Meaning of alcaligenes

al•ca•lig•e•nes

Pronunciation: (al"ku-lij'u-nēz"), [key]
— pl. -nes.
  1. any of several rod-shaped aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Alcaligenes, found in the intestinal tract of humans and other vertebrates and in dairy products.
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