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[hi-mof-uh-luh s] /hɪˈmɒf ə ləs/

noun, Bacteriology.
a genus of rod-shaped, parasitic, hemophilic bacteria, certain species of which, as H. influenzae or H. suis, are pathogenic for humans and animals.


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