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Pronunciation: wo'li-nel'a

Definition: Genus of gram-negative, microaerophilic bacteria with helical to curved cells; exhibits motility by a single polar flagellum. Isolated from the gingival sulcus and from root canal infections in humans, and from the bovine rumen. Type species is Wolinella succinogenes.

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