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Meaning of erysipelothrix

er•y•sip•e•lo•thrix

Pronunciation: (er"u-sip'u-lō-thriks", ēr"u-), [key]
— n. Bacteriol.
  1. any of several rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Erysipelothrix, often forming long filaments and occurring as parasites on mammals, birds, and fish.
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