medical Definition of acinetobacter
- A hospital outbreak involving multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter strains … should prompt an infection control investigation of compliance with hand washing, barrier precautions, ventilator care, and housekeeping.
- —The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 18th edition, 2006
- Although acinetobacters are frequently isolated from several areas of the human body, there is some uncertainty as to whether they are present as contaminants rather than as commensals.
- —Elliot June, in Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2005