pseudomonas

[ soo-dom-uh-nuhs, -nas ]

noun,plural pseu·do·mon·a·des [soo-duh-mon-uh-deez]. /ˌsu dəˈmɒn əˌdiz/. Bacteriology.
  1. any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas, certain species of which are pathogenic for plants and animals.

Origin of pseudomonas

1
<New Latin (1897); see pseudo-, monad

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pseudomonas

/ (sjuːˈdɒmənəs) /


nounplural pseudomonades (ˌsjuːdəʊˈmɒnədiːz)
  1. 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

Origin of pseudomonas

1
C20: from New Latin, from pseudo- + Greek monas unit

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