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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pseudomonad.

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  • n. A pseudomonad

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of motile bacteria. The cells are short or long, sometimes forming filaments; the flagella polar, varying from 1 to 10. The species are numerous, occurring mostly in soil and water. A few are pathogenic. P. campestris is the cause of the black rot of cabbage and other closely related plants. P. Hyacinthi causes a rot of hyacinth bulbs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the family Pseudomonodaceae


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