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haemophilus

noun hae·moph·i·lus \hē-ˈmäf-ə-ləs\

Medical Definition of HAEMOPHILUS

1
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)
2
plural hae·moph·i·li \-lē\ :  any bacterium of the genus Haemophilus—see gardnerella, hib, conjugate vaccine

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