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Medical Term:

Prevotella

Pronunciation: prev'o-tel'a

Definition: Genus of gram-negative, nonmotile, non-spore-forming, obligately anaerobic, chemoorganotrophic, and pleomorphic rods; contains many species previously classified in the genus Bacteroides. P. melaninogenica is the type species.

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