Medical Dictionary


noun hae·moph·i·lus \hē-ˈmäf-ə-ləs\

Medical Definition of HAEMOPHILUS

capitalized :  a genus of nonmotile gram-negative facultatively anaerobic rod bacteria of the family Pasteurellaceae that include several important pathogens (as H. influenzae associated with human respiratory infections, conjunctivitis, and meningitis and H. ducreyi of chancroid)
plural hae·moph·i·li \-lē\ :  any bacterium of the genus Haemophilus—see gardnerella, hib, conjugate vaccine


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