Definition of Clostridium

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

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

Definition of Clostridium

1. Noun. Any of several mostly anaerobic gram-positive bacteria, of the genus ''Clostridium'', that are present in the soil and in the intestines of humans and animals ¹

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Definition of Clostridium

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Medical Definition of Clostridium

1. Genus of gram-positive anaerobic spore forming bacilli commonly found in soil. Many species produce exotoxins of great potency, the best known being clostridium botulinum and clostridium tetani. (15 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clostridium

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

Literary usage of Clostridium

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1. Vorlesungen über Pflanzenphysiologie by Ludwig Jost (1904)
"Einzig und allein das clostridium Pasteurianum vermag Stickstoff zu binden. Es ist eine streng anaerobe Form und kann deshalb in Reinkultur nur bei ..."

2. Manual of Bacteriology by Edgar March Crookshank (1890)
"The vibrios appear in vegetable infusions, causing fermentation of cellulose. Genus VI.—clostridium. ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASE IN ANIMALS :— clostridium of ..."

3. An Introduction to Practical Bacteriology, Based Upon the Methods of Koch by Edgar March Crookshank (1886)
"The vibrios appear in vegetable infusions, causing fermentation of cellulose. Genus VI. clostridium. clostridium butyricum, Prazmowski (Bacillus ..."

4. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"The final culture was heated to 80° C. after clostridium had formed its spores, ... The result was a pure culture of the spores of clostridium. ..."

5. A Manual of bacteriology clinical and applied by Richard Tanner Hewlett (1908)
"... SPOROGENES -clostridium BUTYRICUM. TETANUS. The causation of tetanus was for a long time involved in mystery. No obvious or characteristic changes being ..."

6. Soil Biology; Laboratory Manual by Albert Lemuel Whiting (1917)
"NON-SYMBIOTIC ANAEROBIC NITROGEN FIXATION AND ISOLATION OF B. clostridium PASTEURIANUM. The fixation of nitrogen by this organism may in part counterbalance ..."

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