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  1. Frie·drich Au·gust Jo·han·nes [free-drikh-ou-goost yoh-hah-nuhs], /ˈfri drɪx ˈaʊ gʊst yoʊˈhɑ nəs/, 1852–1915, German bacteriologist.

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[ lŭflər ]

  1. German bacteriologist who in 1884 demonstrated that diphtheria was caused by a bacillus described by Edwin Klebs a year earlier. This bacillus is now named after both scientists. Löffler also isolated an organism that causes food poisoning and developed a vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease (1899).

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