[ klebz-lef-ler; German kleyps-lœf-luh r ]
/ ˈklɛbzˈlɛf lər; German ˈkleɪpsˈlœf lər /
a bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which causes diphtheria.
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British Dictionary definitions for klebs-loffler bacillus
/ (ˈklɛbzˈlʌflə, German ˈkleːpsˈlœflər) /
a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, that causes diphtheria: family Corynebacteriaceae.
Word Origin for Klebs-Löffler bacillus
C19: named after Edwin Klebs (1834–1913) and Friedrich A. J. Löffler (1852–1915), German bacteriologists
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Medical definitions for klebs-loffler bacillus
[ klĕbz′lĕf′lər, klāps′lœf′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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