haemophilus

noun hae·moph·i·lus \ hē-ˈmä-fə-ləs \

Definition of haemophilus

plural haemophili play \hē-ˈmä-fə-lē\
:any of a genus (Haemophilus) of nonmotile, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that include several important pathogens (such as Haemophilus influenzae associated with meningtis, pneumonia, conjunctivitis, and otitis media)
Note: Haemophili are parasitic on the mucous membranes of humans and other, mainly warm-blooded animals. They prefer aerobic conditions but are also capable of living under anaerobic conditions.
— see hib

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First Known Use of haemophilus

1942


Medical Dictionary

haemophilus

noun hae·moph·i·lus \ hē-ˈmäf-ə-ləs \

medical Definition of haemophilus

1 capitalized :a genus of nonmotile, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria of the family Pasteurellaceae that include several important pathogens (as H. influenzae associated with meningitis, pneumonia, conjunctivitis, and otitis media and H. ducreyi of chancroid)
2 plural haemophili play \-lē\ :any bacterium of the genus Haemophilus
Note: Bacteria of the genus Haemophilus are parasitic on the mucous membranes of humans and other, mainly warm-blooded animals. They prefer aerobic conditions but are also capable of living under anaerobic conditions.
— see hib

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