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[kleb-zee-el-uh, klep-see-] /ˌklɛb ziˈɛl ə, ˌklɛp si-/

noun, Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Klebsiella, certain species of which, as K. pneumoniae, are found in the respiratory, intestinal, and genitourinary tracts of humans and animals and are sometimes pathogenic.
a Gram-negative bacteria found in the respiratory, intestinal, and urinogenital tracts of humans and animals, which can cause pneumonia and urinary infections

Klebsiella Kleb·si·el·la (klěb’zē-ěl’ə)
A genus of bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae containing nonmotile, gram-negative, frequently encapsulated rods that are arranged singly, in pairs, or in short chains and includes some human pathogens.


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