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Clostridium septicum

 

Definition: a bacterial species found in malignant edema of animals, in human battle wounds, and in cases of appendicitis; it is pathogenic for guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, and pigeons and produces an exotoxin that is lethal and hemolytic.

Synonym(s): Vibrion septique

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