pseudomonad definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- 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.
- A pseudomonad of the large genus Pseudomonas, some species of which are opportunistic pathogens in humans. Also called pseudomonas.
Origin: From New Latin Pseudomonas, genus name : pseudo- + Latin monas, monad-, unit (from Greek, from monos, single; see men-4 in Indo-European roots).
pseudomonad - Medical Definition
A member of the genus Pseudomonas.