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pneumobacillus

[ noo-moh-buh-sil-uhs, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu moʊ bəˈsɪl əs, ˌnyu- /
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noun, plural pneu·mo·ba·cil·li [noo-moh-buh-sil-ahy, nyoo-]. /ˌnu moʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ, ˌnyu-/.
a bacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, causing a type of pneumonia and associated with certain other diseases, especially of the respiratory tract.
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Origin of pneumobacillus

From New Latin; see origin at pneumo-, bacillus
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How to use pneumobacillus in a sentence

  • Of the less common was Bacillus pyocyaneus and the pneumobacillus of Friedlnder.

    Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson

British Dictionary definitions for pneumobacillus

pneumobacillus
/ (ˌnjuːməʊbəˈsɪləs) /

noun plural -li (-laɪ)
a rod-shaped bacterium that occurs in the respiratory tract, esp the Gram-negative Klebsiella pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for pneumobacillus

pneumobacillus
[ nōō′mō-bə-sĭləs ]

n. pl. pneu•mo•ba•cil•li (-sĭlī′)
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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