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[L. corynebacterium fr Gr. korynē, a club, + bacterium] A genus of gram-positive, aerobic, nonmotile bacilli of the family Corynebacteriaceae. Some are part of normal skin flora; others are pathogens for domestic animals, birds, and reptiles.
The causative agent of diphtheria in humans. SEE: diphtheria
The causative species of erythrasma.
An organism used as part of a nonspecific immunotherapy regimen (investigational) in the treatment of lung cancer.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Corynebacterium." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766535/3/Corynebacterium.
Corynebacterium. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766535/3/Corynebacterium. Accessed January 19, 2021.
Corynebacterium. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (23rd edition). F.A. Davis Company. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766535/3/Corynebacterium
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