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Meaning of clostridium

clos•trid•i•um

Pronunciation: (klo-strid'ē-um), [key]
— pl. clos•trid•i•a
  1. any of several rod-shaped, spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Clostridium, found in soil and in the intestinal tract of humans and animals.
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