mycobacteria mycobacteria n. pl. A group of rod-shaped bacteria, some saprophytic or causing diseases.

Syn: mycobacterium. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mycobacteria — my·co·bac·te·ria …   English syllables

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  • Mycobacteria other than tuberculosis — MOTT (engl. mycobacteria other than tuberculosis) ist eine klinisch übliche Abkürzung für sogenannte atypische Mykobakterien, das heißt alle für den Menschen potenziell (fakultativ) krankheitserregenden Mykobakterien außer den Erregern der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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