/ (hɪb) /

n acronym for

Haemophilus influenzae type b: a vaccine against a type of bacterial meningitis, administered to children
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Examples from the Web for hib

  • We had a temperance meetin' one day, and this Hib, as they called him, wer opposed to it.

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Medicine definitions for hib



Haemophilus influenzae type b
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