Hib

noun, often attributive \ ˈhib \

Definition of Hib

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

Origin and Etymology of hib

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


Medical Dictionary

Hib

noun, often attributive \ ˈhib, ˌā-ˌchī-ˈbē \

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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