pseudomonas

[ soo-dom-uh-nuhs, -nas ]
/ suˈdɒm ə nəs, -ˌnæs /

noun, plural pseu·do·mon·a·des [soo-duh-mon-uh-deez]. /ˌsu dəˈmɒn əˌdiz/. Bacteriology.

any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas, certain species of which are pathogenic for plants and animals.

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Origin of pseudomonas

<New Latin (1897); see pseudo-, monad
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudomonas

pseudomonas
/ (sjuːˈdɒmənəs) /

noun plural pseudomonades (ˌsjuːdəʊˈmɒnədiːz)

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 for pseudomonas

C20: from New Latin, from pseudo- + Greek monas unit
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Medical definitions for pseudomonas

Pseudomonas
[ sōō′də-mōnəs, sōō-dŏmə-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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