pseudomonad

noun pseu·do·mo·nad \ ˌsü-də-ˈmō-ˌnad , -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

Origin and Etymology of pseudomonad

New Latin Pseudomonad-, Pseudomonas


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pseudomonad

noun pseu·do·mo·nad \ ˌsüd-ə-ˈmō-ˌnad, -nəd \

medical Definition of pseudomonad

: any bacterium of the genus Pseudomonas

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