pneumobacillus

pneumobacillus

[noo-moh-buh-sil-uhs, nyoo-]
noun, plural pneumobacilli [noo-moh-buh-sil-ahy, nyoo-] .
a bacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, causing a type of pneumonia and associated with certain other diseases, especially of the respiratory tract.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see pneumo-, bacillus

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pneumobacillus (ˌnjuːməʊbəˈsɪləs)
 
n , pl -li
a rod-shaped bacterium that occurs in the respiratory tract, esp the Gram-negative Klebsiella pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia

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pneumobacillus pneu·mo·ba·cil·lus (nōō'mō-bə-sĭl'əs, nyōō'-)
n. pl. pneu·mo·ba·cil·li (-sĭl'ī')
A nonmotile, gram-negative bacterium (Klebsiella pneumoniae) that causes a severe form of pneumonia and is associated with other respiratory infections.

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