[soo-dom-uh-nuh s, -nas]
- any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas, certain species of which are pathogenic for plants and animals.
Origin of pseudomonas
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- 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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- 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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