Definition of Nocardia in English:

Nocardia

noun

Bacteriology
  • A genus of Gram-positive, aerobic actinomycetes whose members typically form mycelia that tend to fragment into rod-shaped or coccoid elements, and are widely distributed in soil and water, sometimes acting as (usually opportunistic) pathogens of humans and other animals.

Origin

Early 20th century. From scientific Latin Nocardia from the name of Edmond I. E. Nocard, French veterinary pathologist + -ia.

Pronunciation

Nocardia

/nəʊˈkɑːdɪə/