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Meaning of Klebs-Löffler bacillus

Klebs'-Löf'fler bacil"lus

Pronunciation: (klebz'lef'lur Ger. klāps'lœf'lur), [key]
  1. a bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which causes diphtheria.
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