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Medical Term:

Fusobacterium nucleatum


a bacterial species (probably Plaut or Vincent bacillus) found in the mouth and in infections of the upper respiratory tract, pleural cavity, and occasionally the lower intestinal tract; it is the most common cause of human fusobacterium infection, and is the type species of the genus Fusobacterium.

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