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Medical Term:

plectridium

Pronunciation: plek-trid'e-um

Definition: A bacterial rod-shaped cell that contains a spore at one end, imparting a drumstick shape to the cell, such as the spore-containing cells in the organism causing tetanus, Clostridium tetani.

[Mod. L. dim. of G. plektron, an instrument to strike with]

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