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Klebs-loffler bacillus

[klebz-lef-ler; German kleyps-lœf-luh r] /ˈklɛbzˈlɛf lər; German ˈkleɪpsˈlœf lər/

a bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which causes diphtheria.
/ˈklɛbzˈlʌflə; German ˈkleːpsˈlœflər/
a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, that causes diphtheria: family Corynebacteriaceae.

Klebs-Löffler bacillus Klebs-Löff·ler bacillus (klěbz’lěf’lər, klāps’lɶf’lər)
A gram-positive, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae that causes diphtheria in humans and produces an exotoxin that causes tissue degeneration.


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