Medical Term:

Plesiomonas

Pronunciation: plē′sē-ō-mō′năs

Definition: A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, chemoorganotropic, rod-shaped, motile bacteria. It possesses the enterobacterial common antigen. This genus is found in fish, other aquatic animals, and in some nonaquatic animals. Associated with diarrhea and occasional opportunistic infection in humans.

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