Hib

noun, often attributive
\ ˈhib How to pronounce Hib (audio) \

Definition of Hib

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

First Known Use of Hib

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hib

Hi- (from the species name Haemophilus influenzae) + type B

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“Hib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hib. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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Hib

noun, often attributive
\ ˈhib, ˌā-ˌchī-ˈbē How to pronounce Hib (audio) \

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

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