Definition of Clostridia

1. Noun. Spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore.

Exact synonyms: Clostridium
Generic synonyms: Eubacteria, Eubacterium, True Bacteria
Group relationships: Genus Clostridium

Definition of Clostridia

1. Noun. (plural of clostridium) ¹

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Definition of Clostridia

1. clostridium [n] - See also: clostridium

Medical Definition of Clostridia

1. Plural of clostridium. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clostridia

closing contraction
closing curtain
closing membranes
closing off
closing price
closing time
closing volume
closiramine aceturate
clostridia (current term)
clostridial myonecrosis
clostridiopeptidase A
clostridiopeptidase B
clostridium botulinum
clostridium difficile
clostridium infections
clostridium perfringens
clostridium tetani
closure by compartment
closure principle

Literary usage of Clostridia

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

1. The Intestinal Putrefactions: Clinical Studies of Enterocolitis by Charles Fenner Peckham (1916)
"clostridia may be abundant. With Gram's stain the abundance of positive ... Large, lemon-shaped clostridia will be seen, growing in groups and sporulating. ..."

2. Text-book of Bacteriology by Carl Fraenkel (1891)
"... that the rods swell moderately in the middle and take an appearance which at the flrst glance reminds us of the shuttle-like forms of the clostridia. ..."

3. Diarrheal, Inflammatory, Obstructive, and Parasitic Diseases of the Gastro by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1915)
"... clostridia. starch cells, etc., may be detected The findings within the field vary considerably, dependent upon the diet and character of the ..."

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