Corynebacterium diphtheriae

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Corynebacterium diphtheriae

[¦kȯr·ə‚nē·bak′tir·ē·əm dif′thir·ē‚ī]
(microbiology)
A facultatively aerobic, nonmotile species of bacteria that causes diphtheria in humans. Also known as Klebs-Loeffler bacillus.