haemophilus

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noun hae·moph·i·lus \hē-ˈmä-fə-ləs\

Definition of haemophilus

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haemophili

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  1. :  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) 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

1942

First Known Use of haemophilus

1942


Medical Dictionary

haemophilus

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noun hae·moph·i·lus \hē-ˈmäf-ə-ləs\

Medical Definition of haemophilus

  1. 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. 2plural haemophili \-lē\play :  any bacterium of the genus Haemophilus 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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