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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mor'fo-tip

Definition: An infrasubspecific group of bacterial strains distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of morphologic characters that may or may not be associated with a change in serologic state.

[morpho- + G. typos, stamp, model]

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