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 (no͞o′mō-bə-sĭl′əs, nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. pneu·mo·ba·cil·li (-sĭl′ī′)
A nonmotile, gram-negative bacterium (Klebsiella pneumoniae) that causes a severe form of pneumonia and is associated with other respiratory infections. Also called Friedländer's bacillus.
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n, pl -li (-laɪ)
(Pathology) a rod-shaped bacterium that occurs in the respiratory tract, esp the Gram-negative Klebsiella pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia
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(ˌnu moʊ bəˈsɪl əs, ˌnyu-)

n., pl. -cil•li (-ˈsɪl aɪ)
an enterobacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, that is a cause of pneumonia and urinary tract infection.
[< New Latin; see pneumo-, bacillus]
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