Pronunciation: (klo-strid'ē-um), [key]
—pl. clos•trid•i•aPronunciation: (klo-strid'ē-u). [key] Bacteriol.
any of several rod-shaped, spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Clostridium, found in soil and in the intestinal tract of humans and animals.
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