Definition of Mycobacteriaceae
1. Noun. A family of bacteria.
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Family
Group relationships: Actinomycetales, Order Actinomycetales
Member holonyms: Genus Mycobacterium
Medical Definition of Mycobacteriaceae
1. A family of gram-positive bacteria found in soil and dairy products and as parasites on animals and man. Several are important pathogens. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mycobacteriaceae
Literary usage of Mycobacteriaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of Determinative Bacteriology by Frederick Dixon Chester (1901)
"In the mycobacteriaceae the cellular protoplasm, on the other hand, may show true dichotomous branching, as seen in tubercle, diphtheria, and in influenza ..."
2. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"This organism belongs to the class, Schizomycetes; order, (4) Eu- bacteriales; family, (8) mycobacteriaceae; genus, (1) Actinomyces. ..."