clostridium
clostridium clostridium n. {clostridia} 1. spindle-shaped bacterial cell esp. one swollen at the center by an endospore.

Syn: clostridia. [WordNet 1.5]

2. [capitalized] a genus of anaerobic, spore-forming motile bacteria of the family {Bacillaceae}, including several pathogenic species, such as the causative agents of gas gangrene ({Clostridium perfringens}), botulism ({Clostridium botulinum}), and tetanus ({Clostridium tetani}). [PJC]


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