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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Clostridium difficile  listen  (klah-STRIH-dee-um dih-FIH-sih-lee)

  A type of bacterium found in human and animal waste. Clostridium difficile is a common cause of diarrhea that occurs in hospitals. It can also cause diarrhea or other intestinal disorders in patients treated with antibiotics.