klebs-loffler bacillus

Klebs-Löffler bacillus

[klebz-lef-ler; German kleyps-lœf-luhr]
a bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which causes diphtheria.

1890–95; named after E. Klebs and F. A. J. Löffler

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Klebs-Löffler bacillus (ˈklɛbzˈlʌflə, German ˈkleːpsˈlœflər)
a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, that causes diphtheria: family Corynebacteriaceae.
[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)
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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