SYN: Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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pneu·mo·ba·cil·lus .n(y)ü-mō-bə-'sil-əs n, pl -cil·li -.īalso -ē a bacterium of the genus Klebsiella (K. pneumoniae) associated with inflammations (as pneumonia) of the respiratory tract

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  • pneumobacillus — [no͞o΄mō bə sil′əs, nyo͞o΄mō bə sil′əs] n. pl. pneumobacilli [no͞o΄mō bə sil′ī, nyo͞o΄mō bə sil′ī] [ModL: see PNEUMO & BACILLUS] a bacillus (Klebsiella pneumoniae) associated with one form of pneumonia …   English World dictionary

  • pneumobacillus — /nooh moh beuh sil euhs, nyooh /, n., pl. pneumobacilli / sil uy/. a bacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, causing a type of pneumonia and associated with certain other diseases, esp. of the respiratory tract. [ < NL; see PNEUMO , BACILLUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • pneumobacillus — n. bacteria causing pneumonia, bacteria that causes severe inflammation and congestion of the lungs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pneumobacillus — pneu·mo·bacillus …   English syllables

  • pneumobacillus — pneu•mo•ba•cil•lus [[t]ˌnu moʊ bəˈsɪl əs, ˌnyu [/t]] n. pl. cil•li [[t] ˈsɪl aɪ[/t]] mcr an enterobacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, that is a cause of pneumonia and urinary tract infection • Etymology: < NL; see pneumo , bacillus …   From formal English to slang

  • pneumobacillus — /ˌnjumoʊbəˈsɪləs/ (say .nyoohmohbuh siluhs) noun (plural pneumobacilli /ˌnjumoʊbəˈsɪlaɪ/ (say .nyoohmohbuh siluy)) a bacillus Klebsiella pneumoniae, the causative agent of certain respiratory diseases, especially pneumonia. {New Latin. See pneumo …  

  • pneumobacillus — |n(y)ümō+ noun (plural pneumobacilli) Etymology: New Latin, from pneum + bacillus : a bacterium (Klebsiella pneumoniae) associated with pneumonia and other inflammations of the respiratory tract called also Friedländer s bacillus * * * /nooh moh… …   Useful english dictionary

  • friedländer's pneumobacillus — noun see friedländer s bacillus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Klebsiella — A group of bacteria normally living in the intestinal tract and frequently the cause of nosocomial infections (infections acquired in the hospital). Named for Dr. Klebs. * * * A genus of aerobic, facultatively anaerobic, nonmotile,… …   Medical dictionary

  • friedländer's bacillus — ˈfrēt]ˌlendə(r)z , ēd] noun also friedländer bacillus or friedländer s pneumobacillus Usage: usually capitalized F Etymology: after Carl Friedländer died 1887 German pathologist : pneumobacillus …   Useful english dictionary

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