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Medical Term:

Burkholderia cepacia


a bacterial species found in rotted onions and in clinical specimens; commonly found in respiratory secretions in patients with cystic fibrosis, it is frequently resistant to many antibiotics.

Synonym(s): Pseudomonas cepacia

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