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pseudomonas

[soo-dom-uh-nuh s, -nas] /suˈdɒm ə nəs, -ˌnæs/
noun, plural pseudomonades
[soo-duh-mon-uh-deez] /ˌsu dəˈmɒn əˌdiz/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas, certain species of which are pathogenic for plants and animals.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1897); see pseudo-, monad
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudomonas

pseudomonas

/sjuːˈdɒmənəs/
noun (pl) pseudomonades (ˌsjuːdəʊˈmɒnədiːz)
1.
any of a genus of rodlike Gram-negative bacteria that live in soil and decomposing organic matter: many species are pathogenic to plants and a few are pathogenic to man
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from pseudo- + Greek monas unit
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pseudomonas in Medicine

Pseudomonas Pseu·do·mo·nas (sōō'də-mō'nəs, sōō-dŏm'ə-nəs)
n.
A phylum of gram-negative, rod-shaped, mostly aerobic flagellated bacteria, commonly found in soil, water, and decaying matter and including some species that are plant and animal pathogens.

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