Klebs-Löffler bacillus

noun

Klebs-Löff·​ler bacillus ˈklāps-ˈlef-lər- How to pronounce Klebs-Löffler bacillus (audio) ˈklebz- How to pronounce Klebs-Löffler bacillus (audio)
: a bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium (C. diphtheriae) that causes human diphtheria

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“Klebs-Löffler bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Klebs-L%C3%B6ffler%20bacillus. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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