Burk·​hol·​de·​ria ˌbərk-hōl-ˈder-ē-ə How to pronounce Burkholderia (audio)
: a genus of bacteria (family Burkholderiaceae) formerly placed in the genus Pseudomonas and including the causative agents of glanders (B. mallei) and melioidosis (B. pseudomallei)

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“Burkholderia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Burkholderia. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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