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Pronunciation: ro'do-kok'us

Definition: A genus of rod-shaped, gram-positive, partially acid-fast, aerobic bacteria found in soil and in the feces of herbivores. Some species are pathogenic for animals and humans. The type species is Rhodococcus rhodochrous.

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