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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 3:16:48 AM
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How do we pronounce clavuligerus?
thar
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 5:48:14 AM

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I am not a medical person so this is just a best gpuess until someone with better experience comes along.
I would say clavuligerus

The parts are clavula (club)
with a short a (as in clavulanic acid)

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clavulanic acid

clav·​u·​lan·​ic acid | \ ˌklav-yə-ˌlan-ik- \
Medical Definition of clavulanic acid


And igerus (bearing)
,from Latin so a hard g and a shortish vowel (eh/air-us) [not a soft jee or a long ee]

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-iger (Latin)

From + a derivation of gerō‎ ("carry, bear"). Compare -ifer‎ ("-bearing, -carrying").
Suffix
-iger (masc.) (feminine -igera, neuter -igerum); first/second declension
Forms adjectives meaning “-bearing, -carrying” from nouns.



But I can't say I have ever heard it said. At least if you say it that way people will understand you and you won't sound like an idiot, even if there happens to be another way that is usually used! Whistle
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 11:45:59 AM

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thar wrote:
I am not a medical person so this is just a best gpuess until someone with better experience comes along.
I would say clavuligerus

The parts are clavula (club)
with a short a (as in clavulanic acid)

Quote:
clavulanic acid

clav·​u·​lan·​ic acid | \ ˌklav-yə-ˌlan-ik- \
Medical Definition of clavulanic acid


And igerus (bearing)
,from Latin so a hard g and a shortish vowel (eh/air-us) [not a soft jee or a long ee]

Quote:
-iger (Latin)

From + a derivation of gerō‎ ("carry, bear"). Compare -ifer‎ ("-bearing, -carrying").
Suffix
-iger (masc.) (feminine -igera, neuter -igerum); first/second declension
Forms adjectives meaning “-bearing, -carrying” from nouns.



But I can't say I have ever heard it said. At least if you say it that way people will understand you and you won't sound like an idiot, even if there happens to be another way that is usually used! Whistle


I agree with this guess: clavuligerus

Looking it up, I see it is "obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces clavuligerus", which seems to be pronounced as "Streptomyces clavuligerus

Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 2:46:19 PM
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