pseudomonad

noun
pseu·​do·​mo·​nad | \ ˌsü-də-ˈmō-ˌnad How to pronounce pseudomonad (audio) , -nəd \

Definition of pseudomonad

: any of a genus (Pseudomonas) of gram-negative rod-shaped motile bacteria including some that produce a greenish fluorescent water-soluble pigment and some that are saprophytes or plant or animal pathogens

Examples of pseudomonad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One species of bacteria that grows in the rhizosphere of birch roots is a fluorescent pseudomonad. Richard Schiffman, Scientific American, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of pseudomonad

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudomonad

New Latin Pseudomonad-, Pseudomonas

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The first known use of pseudomonad was in 1921

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“Pseudomonad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudomonad. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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pseudomonad

noun
pseu·​do·​mo·​nad | \ ˌsüd-ə-ˈmō-ˌnad, -nəd How to pronounce pseudomonad (audio) \

Medical Definition of pseudomonad

: any bacterium of the genus Pseudomonas

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