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A nonmotile, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Klebsiella, such as K. pneumoniae, that causes pneumonia and other infections usually in patients with diminished immunity, such as diabetics and alcoholics.
[New Latin, genus name, after Edwin Klebs (1834-1913), German-American pathologist born in Königsberg (Kaliningrad).]
(Microbiology) a Gram-negative bacteria found in the respiratory, intestinal, and urinogenital tracts of humans and animals, which can cause pneumonia and urinary infections
[C20: after Edwin Klebs (1834–913), German bacteriologist]
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|Noun||1.||klebsiella - a genus of nonmotile rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections|
enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric - rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
genus Klebsiella - a genus of bacteria
n. klebsiela, bacilo gram-negativo asociado con infecciones respiratorias y del tracto urinario.