Clostridium-difficile meaning

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A bacterium that causes an infectious form of severe diarrhea especially in elderly people on antibiotic therapy and in hospitalized patients.
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A taxonomic species within the genus Clostridium — a particular bacterium which can be fatal to humans, associated with hospital-acquired infections.
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