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

Examples of pseudomonas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, previously explained that the infants had developed an infection caused by the pseudomonas bacterium. Helen Murphy,, 9 Nov. 2019 If your plum tree is bleeding sap, it may be affected by canker, or by other forms of fungal or bacterial diseases, like pseudomonas. oregonlive, 20 Dec. 2019 Along with legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease, the routine testing of the water system revealed pseudomonas bacteria, which can lead to severe infections in people with weakened immune systems. Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2019 The hospital discovered the infection, caused by the pseudomonas bacteria, in July, according to Van Stone, and the deaths happened in the past two months. Theresa Waldrop and Elizabeth Joseph, CNN, 7 Oct. 2019 The cases of pseudomonas infection were contained in the NICU and have not been reported in other parts of the hospital. CBS News, 7 Oct. 2019 Lab tested to kill 99.99 percent of illness-causing bacteria such as staphylococcus, salmonella, pseudomonas, and MRSA. Necee Regis,, 23 July 2019 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, 4 July 2019 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pseudomonas was in 1899

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“Pseudomonas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


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