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Fusobacterium necrophorum

 

Definition: an unusually pleomorphic species causing or associated with several necrotic conditions in animals, such as calf diphtheria, labial necrosis of rabbits; necrotic rhinitis of pigs; foot rot of cattle, sheep, and goats; and occasionally necrotic lesions in humans.

Synonym(s): necrosis bacillus

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