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Medical Term:

Bethesda-Ballerup group

Pronunciation: be-thez′dă bal′ĕr-ŭp grūp


A group of citrate-using, slow lactose-fermenting bacteria (family Enterobacteriaceae), which share a similar series of antigens with the lactose-fermenting citrobacters; these organisms are now included in the genus Citrobacter without a distinction between prompt and slow lactose fermentation.

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