diphtheria bacillus
Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

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  • diphtheria — /dif thear ee euh, dip /, n. Pathol. a febrile, infectious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and characterized by the formation of a false membrane in the air passages, esp. the throat. [1850 55; < NL < F diphthérie < Gk …   Universalium

  • Diphtheria toxin — Diphtheria toxin, C domain complex of diphtheria toxin and heparin binding epidermal growth factor Identifiers Symbol Diphtheria C Pfam …   Wikipedia

  • Bacillus anthracis — malignant ma*lig nant, a. [L. malignans, antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See {Malign}, and cf. {Benignant}.] 1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diphtheria — diph•the•ri•a [[t]dɪfˈθɪər i ə, dɪp [/t]] n. pat a febrile infectious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and characterized by the formation of a false membrane in the air passages, esp. the throat • Etymology: 1850–55;… …   From formal English to slang

  • diphtheria — /dɪfˈθɪəriə / (say dif thearreeuh) noun a febrile infectious disease caused by a specific bacillus and characterised by the formation of a false membrane in the air passages, especially the throat. {New Latin, from Greek diphthera skin, leather + …   Australian English dictionary

  • Klebs-Loffler bacillus — Klebs Löff·ler bacillus klāps lef lər , klebz n a bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium (C. diphtheriae) that causes human diphtheria Löff·ler lœf lər Friedrich August Johannes (1852 1915) German bacteriologist. Löffler contributed greatly to… …   Medical dictionary

  • Albert diphtheria stain — a stain containing toluidine blue and methyl (or malachite) green. Following treatment with iodine solution, the metachromatic granules appear black, the bars dark green to black, and the remainder of the diphtheria bacillus a light green …   Medical dictionary

  • klebs-löffler bacillus — ˈklāps]ˈleflə(r) , ˈklebz] noun Usage: usually capitalized K&L Etymology: after Edwin Klebs and Friedrich A. J. Löffler died 1915 German bacteriologist : a bacterium (Corynebacterium diphtheriae) that causes human diphtheria * * * /klebz lef… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Klebs-Löf|fler bacillus — Klebs Loef|fler bacillus or Klebs Löf|fler bacillus «KLAYPS LERF luhr», the bacterium that causes diphtheria. ╂[< Edwin Klebs, 1834 1913, and Friedrich Löffler, 1852 1915, German bacteriologists] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Klebs-Loef|fler bacillus — or Klebs Löf|fler bacillus «KLAYPS LERF luhr», the bacterium that causes diphtheria. ╂[< Edwin Klebs, 1834 1913, and Friedrich Löffler, 1852 1915, German bacteriologists] …   Useful english dictionary

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