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Klebs-Löffler bacillus

[klebz-lef-ler; German kleyps-lœf-luh r] /ˈklɛbzˈlɛf lər; German ˈkleɪpsˈlœf lər/
noun
1.
a bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which causes diphtheria.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; named after E. Klebs and F. A. J. Löffler
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Klebs-Löffler bacillus

/ˈklɛbzˈlʌflə; German ˈkleːpsˈlœflər/
noun
1.
a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, that causes diphtheria: family Corynebacteriaceae.
Word Origin
C19: named after Edwin Klebs (1834–1913) and Friedrich A. J. Löffler (1852–1915), German bacteriologists
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Klebs-Löffler bacillus Klebs-Löff·ler bacillus (klěbz'lěf'lər, klāps'lɶf'lər)
n.
A gram-positive, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae that causes diphtheria in humans and produces an exotoxin that causes tissue degeneration.

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