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Pronunciation: kar′dē-ō-bak-tē′rē-ŭm

Definition: A genus of nonmotile, pleomorphic, gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria found in the nasal flora and associated with endocarditis in humans. The type species is Cardiobacterium hominis.

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