Origin and Etymology of pseudomonas
New Latin, from pseud- + monad-, monas monad
First Known Use: 1899
Medical Definition of pseudomonas
1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Pseudomonadaceae) comprising short rod-shaped motile gram-negative bacteria including some saprophytes, a few animal pathogens, and numerous important plant pathogens—see burkholderia
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