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Pronunciation: ru'mi-no-kok'us

Definition: A genus of anaerobic, gram-positive coccobacilli isolated from the respiratory tract of humans and the intestinal tract of humans and animals. The type species is Ruminococcus productus, formerly Peptostreptococcus productus.

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