klebsiella

klebsiella

[kleb-zee-el-uh, klep-see-]
noun Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Klebsiella, certain species of which, as K. pneumoniae, are found in the respiratory, intestinal, and genitourinary tracts of humans and animals and are sometimes pathogenic.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1885), after E. Klebs; see -ella

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klebsiella (ˌklɛbzɪˈɛlə)
 
n
a Gram-negative bacteria found in the respiratory, intestinal, and urinogenital tracts of humans and animals, which can cause pneumonia and urinary infections
 
[C20: after Edwin Klebs (1834--913), German bacteriologist]

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Klebsiella Kleb·si·el·la (klěb'zē-ěl'ə)
n.
A genus of bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae containing nonmotile, gram-negative, frequently encapsulated rods that are arranged singly, in pairs, or in short chains and includes some human pathogens.

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