Definition of Genus Clostridium

1. Noun. Anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Clostridium

genus Clangula
genus Clathrus
genus Claviceps
genus Claytonia
genus Cleistes
genus Clematis
genus Cleome
genus Clethra
genus Clethrionomys
genus Clianthus
genus Cliftonia
genus Clinopodium
genus Clintonia
genus Clitocybe
genus Clitoria
genus Clostridium (current term)
genus Clupea
genus Clusia
genus Cnemidophorus
genus Cnicus
genus Cnidoscolus
genus Coccothraustes
genus Cocculus
genus Coccus
genus Coccyzus
genus Cochlearia
genus Cochlearius
genus Cocos
genus Codariocalyx
genus Codiaeum

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) ..."

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