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Pronunciation: kap′nō-sī-tŏf′a-ga

Definition: A genus of gram-negative, fusiform bacteria that require carbon dioxide for growth and exhibits gliding motility; associated with human periodontal disease; type species is Capnocytophaga ochracea (formerly Bacteroides ochracea).

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