Klebsiella meaning

klĕbzē-ĕlə
A nonmotile, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Klebsiella, such as K. pneumoniae, that causes pneumonia and other infections usually in patients with diminished immunity, such as diabetics and alcoholics.
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A nonmotile, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Klebsiella, such as K. pneumoniae, that causes pneumonia and other infections usually in patients with diminished immunity, such as diabetics and alcoholics.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Enterobacteriaceae — certain Gram-negative oxidase-negative, rod-shaped bacteria, some of which cause disease in humans.
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Origin of klebsiella

  • New Latin genus name after Edwin Klebs (1834–1913), German-American pathologist born in Königsberg (Kaliningrad)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Klebs (“a surname”) +‎ -ella, after German microbiologist Edwin Klebs.

    From Wiktionary