pneumobacillus

noun

pneu·​mo·​ba·​cil·​lus ˌn(y)ü-mō-bə-ˈsil-əs How to pronounce pneumobacillus (audio)
plural pneumobacilli
-ˌī also -ē
: a bacterium of the genus Klebsiella (K. pneumoniae) associated with inflammatory conditions of the respiratory tract (as pneumonia)

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“Pneumobacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pneumobacillus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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