pseudodiphtheria bacillus

noun
pseu·​do·​diphtheria bacillus | \ ¦sü(ˌ)dō+...- \

Definition of pseudodiphtheria bacillus

: a nonpathogenic bacterium (Corynebacterium pseudodiphthericum) that closely resembles the organism causing diphtheria but occurs in healthy throats

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History and Etymology for pseudodiphtheria bacillus

pseudodiphtheria from New Latin, from pseud- + diphtheria

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“Pseudodiphtheria bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudodiphtheria%20bacillus. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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