1. mycobacterium

noun. rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases.


  • genus Mycobacterium
  • true bacteria
  • Mycobacterium leprae
  • leprosy bacillus
  • tubercle bacillus
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • eubacterium
  • eubacteria

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Example sentences of the word mycobacterium

1. Noun, singular or mass
They are considered as general purpose disinfectants, and can kill organic matter and other organisms including mycobacterium.