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) , -​ˈmä-​ \

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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,, "Deaths of 3 Premature Infants at Pa. Hospital Linked to Preparation of Donor Breast Milk," 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, "Is bacterial canker damaging this plum tree? Ask an expert," 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, "Legionella bacteria remains after flush of St. Elizabeths water system," 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, "3 babies have died from bacterial infection at a Pennsylvania hospital," 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, "3 infants die at Pennsylvania NICU from waterborne bacterial infection; 5 others sickened," 7 Oct. 2019 Lab tested to kill 99.99 percent of illness-causing bacteria such as staphylococcus, salmonella, pseudomonas, and MRSA. Necee Regis,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 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, "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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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 pseudomonas (audio) , -​ˈmän-​ə-​ How to pronounce pseudomonas (audio) \ : pseudomonad

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