Skip to Content
Medical Term:

Bacteroides splanchnicus


a species in the indole-positive group, found in normal human colonic flora, and occasionally in human specimens with unique metabolic properties that include production of large amounts of N-butyric acid; it appears to be closely related to the genus Porphyromonas.

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.