pseudomonas

noun
pseu·​do·​mo·​nas | \ ˌsü-də-ˈmō-nəs How to pronounce pseudomonas (audio) \
plural pseudomonades\ ˌsü-​də-​ˈmō-​nə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce pseudomonades (audio) , -​ˈmä-​ \

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Streptococcus A is the bacteria that causes most cases of nectrotizing fasciitis, but Shamoon noted that other types of bacteria, including staph, clostridium, E.coli, and pseudomonas, also can lead to the infection. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Wanna swim? Here's how to protect yourself from bacteria, parasites," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of pseudomonas

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudomonas

New Latin, from pseud- + monad-, monas monad

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pseudomonas

noun
pseu·​do·​mo·​nas | \ ˌsüd-ə-ˈmō-nəs How to pronounce pseudomonas (audio) , sü-ˈdäm-ə-nəs How to pronounce pseudomonas (audio) \

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
2 plural pseudomonades\ ˌsüd-​ə-​ˈmō-​nə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce pseudomonades (audio) , -​ˈmän-​ə-​ How to pronounce pseudomonades (audio)\ : pseudomonad

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