Definition of pseudomonas in English:

pseudomonas

noun

Microbiology
  • A bacterium which occurs in soil and detritus, including a number that are pathogens of plants or animals.

    • ‘Live biological remedies like the bacteria pseudomonas have been shown to suppress a variety of turfgrass diseases.’
    • ‘MBP, for example, shares extensive homologies in amino acid sequences with measles, influenza virus, adenovirus, herpesviruses, papilloma virus, and bacteria, including pseudomonas.’
    • ‘Surgical site infection at the chest site after cardiac surgery most often involves grampositive bacteria, such as staphylococci, and less frequently involves gramnegative bacteria, such as pseudomonas.’
    • ‘There are reports of Hepatitis B and C being transmitted by tattooing, as well as bacterial infections such as pseudomonas and staphlocoocus.’
    • ‘I have talked to wound care experts who say they can smell wound infections, such as pseudomonas and staphylococcus, before seeing them.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from pseudo- ‘false’ + monas monad.

Pronunciation:

pseudomonas

/ˌsjuːdə(ʊ)ˈməʊnəs//sjuːˈdɒmənas/