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Medical Term:

Prevotella melaninogenica


a species found in the mouth, feces, infections of the mouth, soft tissue, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, and intestinal tract; implicated in periodontal disease; seen in aspiration. The type species of Pretovella.

Synonym(s): Bacteroides melaninogenicus

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