Definition of Helicobacter in English:

Helicobacter

noun

Medicine
  • A genus of Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacteria with helical, curved, or straight cells, isolated chiefly from the digestive tract of mammals; (also helicobacter) a bacterium of this genus, especially Helicobacter pylori, which causes chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer disease in humans.

Origin

1980s. From scientific Latin Helicobacter, genus name from ancient Greek ἑλικο- + -bacter.

Pronunciation

Helicobacter

/ˈhiːlɪkə(ʊ)ˌbaktə//ˈhɛlɪkə(ʊ)ˌbaktə/