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Hemophilus

[hi-mof-uh-luh s] /hɪˈmɒf ə ləs/
noun, Bacteriology
1.
a genus of rod-shaped, parasitic, hemophilic bacteria, certain species of which, as H. influenzae or H. suis, are pathogenic for humans and animals.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1917); see hemo-, -philous
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