Hib

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noun, often attributive \ˈhib\

Definition of Hib

  1. :  a bacterial serotype (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


First Known Use: 1984


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Hib

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

Medical Definition of Hib

  1. :  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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