[ soo-dom-uh-nuh s, -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.

Nearby words

  1. pseudomembranous bronchitis,
  2. pseudomembranous enterocolitis,
  3. pseudomembranous gastritis,
  4. pseudomembranous inflammation,
  5. pseudomonad,
  6. pseudomorph,
  7. pseudomutuality,
  8. pseudomyxoma,
  9. pseudomyxoma peritonei,
  10. pseudoneoplasm

Origin of pseudomonas

< New Latin (1897); see pseudo-, monad Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medicine definitions for pseudomonas


[ sōō′də-mōnəs, sōō-dŏmə-nəs ]


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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