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Definition of "pseudomonad" []

  • Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped, mostly aerobic flagellated bacteria of the phylum Pseudomonad, commonly found in soil, water, and decaying matter and including some plant and animal pathogens. (noun)
  • A pseudomonad of the large genus Pseudomonas, some species of which are opportunistic pathogens in humans. Also called pseudomonas. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pseudomonad" in a sentence
  • "Contamination can happen if a pseudomonad, which produces highly toxic metabolites, intrudes during fermentation of tempeh."
  • "Beneficial relationships like this are found in fluorescent pseudomonad species that protect plant roots from pathogenic fungi, for example."
  • "Hydroxylation of the A-ring of taxifolin by a soil pseudomonad."
Words like "pseudomonad"
pseudomonas solanacearum
ring rot bacteria