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Medical Term:

Bacteroides splanchnicus

 

Definition: 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.

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