Definition of Genus Clostridium
1. Noun. Anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung.
Group relationships: Bacillaceae, Family Bacillaceae
Member holonyms: Clostridia, Clostridium, Botulinum, Botulinus, Clostridium Botulinum, Clostridium Perfringens
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Clostridium
Literary usage of Genus Clostridium
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1. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"Surprisingly, most of them proved to be members of the genus Clostridium. ... The genus Clostridium has a widely known reputation for pathogenicity, ..."
2. The Structure and Functions of Bacteria by Alfred G. Fischer (1900)
"Rods spindle-shaped during sporulation. Genus CLOSTRIDIUM, Prazmowski. Motile, peritrichous; includes some of the butyric bacteria. ..."
3. The Principles of Bacteriology by Ferdinand Hueppe (1899)
"During spore-formation the rods become spindle-shaped ; the bacteria belong, therefore, to the genus Clostridium. They are anaerobic. ..."
4. National Institutes of Health Bulletin by National Institutes of Health (U.S.) (1920)
"The detached bacteria resemble somewhat the genus Clostridium—that is. adult forms have one large rounded end, the other being pointed (point of attachment) ..."
5. The Generic Names of Bacteria by Ella Morgan (Austin) Enlows (1920)
"The detached bacteria resemble somewhat the genus Clostridium—that is, adult forms have one large rounded end, the other being pointed (point of attachment) ..."