One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bacterium of a genus that occurs in soil and detritus, including a number that are pathogens of plants or animals.
Genus Pseudomonas; aerobic Gram-negative bacteria
- ‘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.’
- ‘I have talked to wound care experts who say they can smell wound infections, such as pseudomonas and staphylococcus, before seeing them.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There are reports of Hepatitis B and C being transmitted by tattooing, as well as bacterial infections such as pseudomonas and staphlocoocus.’
Modern Latin, from pseudo- ‘false’ + monas ‘monad’.
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