from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped, mostly aerobic flagellated bacteria of the phylum Pseudomonad, commonly found in soil, water, and decaying matter and including some plant and animal pathogens.
- n. A pseudomonad of the large genus Pseudomonas, some species of which are opportunistic pathogens in humans. Also called pseudomonas.
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- n. Any of many gram-negative bacteria, of the genus Pseudomonas, some of which are pathogenic
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- n. bacteria usually producing greenish fluorescent water-soluble pigment; some pathogenic for plants and animals
From New Latin Pseudomonas, genus name : pseudo- + Latin monas, monad-, unit (from Greek, from monos, single; see men-4 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)