klebsiella: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kleb"zē-el'u, klep"sē-), [key]
— n. Bacteriol.
- 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.
- klebsiella (Thesaurus)