Haemophilus influenzae Haemophilus in·flu·en·zae (ĭn’flōō-ěn’zē)
A gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Haemophilus that occurs in the human respiratory tract and causes acute respiratory infections, acute conjunctivitis, and purulent meningitis; type b is the most common pathogenic form of the bacterium. Also called Pfeiffer’s bacillus.
/ˌhiːməʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs; ˌhɛm-/ noun 1. (physiol) another name for haematopoiesis
/hɪˈmɒptɪsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) 1. spitting or coughing up of blood or blood-streaked mucus, as in tuberculosis Compare haematemesis
/ˈhɛmərɪdʒ/ noun 1. profuse bleeding from ruptured blood vessels 2. a steady or severe loss or depletion of resources, staff, etc verb 3. (intransitive) to bleed profusely 4. (transitive) to undergo a steady or severe loss or depletion of (resources, staff, etc) see hemorrhage; also see æ.
- Haemorrhagic fever
noun 1. any of a group of fevers, such as Ebola virus disease and yellow fever, characterized by internal bleeding or bleeding into the skin