Definition of Clostridium perfringens
1. Noun. Anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon.
Group relationships: Genus Clostridium
Medical Definition of Clostridium perfringens
1. The most common aetiologic agent of gas gangrene. It is differentiable into several distinct types based on the distribution of twelve different toxins. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clostridium Perfringens
Literary usage of Clostridium perfringens
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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 500-599, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... and clostridium perfringens, dental infections due to susceptible ... due to susceptible strains of clostridium perfringens and Bacteroides fragilis, ..."
2. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"The genus Clostridium has a widely known reputation for pathogenicity, with Clostridium botulinum (botulism), clostridium perfringens (gas gangrene), ..."