Hib


Hib

noun, often attributive \ˈhib\

Definition of HIB

:  a bacterial serotype (Haemophilus influenzae type B) that causes bacterial meningitis and pneumonia especially in children <Hib disease> <Hib vaccine>

Origin of HIB

Hi- (from the species name Haemophilus influenzae) + type B
First Known Use: 1984

Rhymes with HIB

Hib

noun , often attrib \ˈhib, ˌā-ˌchī-ˈbē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIB

: a serotype of a bacterium of the genus Haemophilus (H. influenzae type B) that causes bacterial meningitis and pneumonia especially in children <Hib disease> <a Hib vaccine>—see conjugate vaccine

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hiba arborvitae
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Hiawatha
All Words Near: Hib

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Hib? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).