Definition of Mycobacterium leprae
1. Noun. Cause of leprosy.
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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Literary usage of Mycobacterium leprae
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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 Biomédical 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 ..."