Definition of Mycobacterium leprae

1. Noun. Cause of leprosy.

Exact synonyms: Leprosy Bacillus
Generic synonyms: Mycobacteria, Mycobacterium

Medical Definition of Mycobacterium leprae

1. A species of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria that causes leprosy in man. Its organisms are generally arranged in clumps, rounded masses, or in groups of bacilli side by side. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mycobacterium Leprae

mycobacterium avium
mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection
mycobacterium avium complex
mycobacterium avium complex disease
mycobacterium bovis
mycobacterium chelonae
mycobacterium fortuitum
mycobacterium haemophilum
mycobacterium infections
mycobacterium kansasii
mycobacterium leprae
mycobacterium lepraemurium
mycobacterium marinum
mycobacterium paratuberculosis
mycobacterium phlei
mycobacterium scrofulaceum
mycobacterium tuberculosis
mycobacterium ulcerans
mycobacterium xenopi
mycocerosic acid synthase

Literary usage of Mycobacterium leprae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 by Frank L. Lambrecht (1991)
"(In 1974 it was experimentally proven that Mycobacterium leprae can be inoculated directly from human lepromatous lesions into the armadillo, Dasypus spp. ..."

2. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories edited by Jonathan Y. Richmond, Robert W. McKinney (1994)
"... aerosols and for activities involving production quantities of microorganisms. Vaccines are not available for use in humans. Agent: Mycobacterium leprae ..."

3. Atlas and Principles of Bacteriology by Karl Bernhard Lehmann, Rudolf Otto Neumann, George H. Weaver (1901)
"L. and N. Corynebacterium xerosis. L. and N. 61. Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (Koch.) L. and N. (Tubercle bacillus.) 62. Mycobacterium leprae. (Arm. Hansen. ..."

4. Atlas and essentials of bacteriology by Karl Bernhard Lehmann, Rudolf Otto Neumann (1897)
"I. Mycobacterium leprae. Giant cell from leprous ulcer of epiglottis. xl;000. Stained by Rus- ell's method. (Copied from Seifert and Kahn: "Atlas d. ..."

5. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"106 Mycobacterium leprae 113 Reprinted from JH Richardson and WE Barkley, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biom├ędical Laboratories, l st ed. ..."

6. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"Microbiology projects include testing of antiviral compounds; experimental infections using Mycobacterium leprae, herpes viruses, retroviruses and simian ..."

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