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Definition: 'Pyogenic Bacterium'

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pyogenic bacterium

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1. a bacterium such as the pyogenic cocci (staphylococci, streptococci, pneumococci, meningococci) and Haemophilus influenzae that causes a pyogenic infection usually associated with purulent exudate containing polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

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