Nocardia

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(nō-kăr′dē-ă)

[Edmund I. E. Nocard, Fr. veterinary pathologist, 1850-1903]
A genus of gram-positive aerobic bacilli that often appear in filaments. Some species are acid-fast and thus may be confused with the causative organism for tuberculosis when stained. A species pathogenic for humans causes the disease nocardiosis.
nocardial (nō-kăr′dē-ăl ), adj.

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(nō-kăr′dē-ă)

[Edmund I. E. Nocard, Fr. veterinary pathologist, 1850-1903]
A genus of gram-positive aerobic bacilli that often appear in filaments. Some species are acid-fast and thus may be confused with the causative organism for tuberculosis when stained. A species pathogenic for humans causes the disease nocardiosis.
nocardial (nō-kăr′dē-ăl ), adj.

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